Accommodations

Accommodations include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids/services and modifications to policies/procedures. Not all individuals with disabilities experience the same functional limitations or disability related barriers so not everyone needs accommodations.

Accommodations are:

  • determined on an individualized, case by case basis,
  • intended to minimize the effects of the impact of specific limitations caused by a disability,
  • to ensure equal access and opportunity for participation,
  • to provide full and meaningful experiences like nondisabled peers by removing disability related environmental, workplace, programmatic or curriculum barriers.

Accommodations do not:

  • waive or lower essential requirements of courses, programs or degrees,
  • guarantee success or an identical result or level of achievement as individuals without disabilities,
  • include personal use items/devices needed in accomplishing daily activities such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, wheelchairs, etc.
  • Accommodations are not reasonable if they are determined to be a fundamental alteration or are an undue administrative or financial hardship.