New service request

If you have already met with a counselor and completed a student educational contract (SEC), you can request services online. If you need an SEC, complete the intake process.

Personal information

Let us know who you are and how to contact you.

Course information

For what classes are you requesting services?

NOTE: You may only request services for courses in which you are currently enrolled.

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Class location

If you're not taking courses at the main campus, we'll email your instructor notification letters to save you a trip.

Accommodation information

What services are you requesting for your classes?

NOTE: You may only request services that are listed on your student educational contract.

Exams and quizzes

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Extended time

Students can be authorized to have extra time to complete exams and quizzes — generally time and a half, sometimes double time or more.

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Non-adapted computer

A computer without any assistive technology additions or programs. Used to type answers to exams and quizzes.

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Reader

Students with various visual impairments may have the text of their exams and quizzes read aloud.

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Distraction-reduced setting

The student will take exams and quizzes in a separate quiet room. When space allows, the student will be completely alone. If space is limited, the student may need to share a room with two or three other students. Ear plugs are available.

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Spell checker or dictionary

A student may check out a device from the proctored testing center to check spelling or look up words when taking exams and quizzes. This accommodation can only be approved by an LD specialist.

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Scribe

Students with various mobility and/or visual impairments may dictate the answers to their tests and quizzes to a scribe. The scribe is authorized only to write exactly what is dictated.

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Oral testing

Need brief description from a counselor.

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Large print

Students who are blind or have visual impairments can request that exams and quizzes be converted into various large-type formats. Reasonable advance notice is needed.

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CCTV

Students with vision loss can place their exams and quizzes under a CCTV machine, which magnifies content for easier reading.

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Braille

When requested in advance, exams and quizzes can be converted into Braille format.

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Four-function calculator

Students may use a basic four-function calculator to assist them with the basic math content of their exams and quizzes (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division only). The calculator may only be used on math classes higher than MATH 34. This is a rare accommodation, which can only be approved by an LD specialist.

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Scheduled breaks

If authorized, a student may take breaks while working on exams and quizzes. The length and number of breaks is determined on a case-by-case basis. During the break, study material is never to be looked at, and the student is not permitted to contact another person.

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NOTE: Requires instructor approval.

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Notecards

Students may be allowed to use note cards on their exams and quizzes, with the content approved by an instructor beforehand. This is a rare accommodation, and can only be authorized by an LD specialist.

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Class notes and assignments

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Recording of lectures

Students may check out a tape recorder and/or tapes free of charge at the DRC Front Counter so they can record their lectures. Students may also choose to use their own tape recording devices.

Note: Students must fill out an equipment checkout form, and are responsible for the checked items for the entire semester. If the tape recorder is not returned at the end of the semester, a hold will be placed on the student’s account until DRC is compensated for the lost or broken item.

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In-class scribe

The class assistant is only authorized to write down word for word what the student dictates when completing in-class assignments.

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Use of personal equipment

Students with various documented disabilities may use personal equipment, such as the Parrot or a laptop, in class for taking notes and completing in-class assignments.

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Lab assisting duties

The class assistant is authorized to assist with various tasks in a lab, such as setup, cleanup, and gathering materials.

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In-class notetaker

The class assistant is authorized to take lecture notes, in addition to writing down anything the instructor has on the board.

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NOTE: Requires an in-class volunteer

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Shared notes

Students are responsible for finding an in-class volunteer who is willing to share lecture notes. The DRC provides carbon-copy paper free of charge for the volunteer to use when taking notes. If the student does not feel comfortable asking someone, we recommend having the instructor assist in finding a volunteer. The volunteer is not responsible for writing everything down word for word. The notes should be a summary of the lecture content.

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Written materials

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Electronic text

Conversion of textbooks and class materials into electronic format. Most e-text is used with assistive computer technology.

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Large print

Conversion of textbooks and class materials into body text that has been enlarged to at least 14 points.

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In-class reader

Students with various visual and/or mobility impairments that do not allow them to adjust their sight may be assigned an in-class assistant who is authorized to read any necessary class material. This service must be requested in advance.

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Audio-formatted text

Conversion of e-text into an audio format, such as MP3. Portable MP3 players are available for checkout from the alternate media department. The text may be put onto an audio CD for use with a CD player if the student prefers that to an MP3.

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Adapted computer

A combination of computer software and hardware tools which can provide equal access to computer resources for people with various disabilities. Assistive computer technology (ACT) provides alternatives to the basic ways in which a person interacts with the computer.

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Braille

Conversion of textbooks and class materials into tactile written language. Note: Braille is time consuming to create. Students who would like Braille should request materials at least one to two months before the semester begins.

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CCTV

Students with vision loss can place their class materials under the CCTV machine, and the content will be magnified for easier reading.

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Audio materials

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Sign language interpreter

Students who are deaf or hard of hearing may be assigned a trained sign language interpreter for in-class lectures and labs who will convert a speaker’s words into American Sign Language (ASL) or transliterating sign. This service must be requested in advance.

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Oral interpreter

Students who are deaf or hard of hearing may be assigned a trained oral interpreter for in-class lectures and labs who interprets the lip and facial movements of a speaker. This service must be requested in advance.

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Closed captioning

The display of text on a television or video screen, usually a transcription of the audio portion of the program. Students who are deaf or hard of hearing may request that captioning be added to a video.

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Real-time captioning

Students who are deaf or hard of hearing may request a trained real-time captioner for in-class lectures who will attempt to provide simultaneous, word-for-word transcription of a speaker's words using a computer-aided device from which the captioner types and the student reads the typed text on a screen. This service must be requested in advance.

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Assistive listening device

An electronic device that provides amplification of sound. Students who are hard of hearing may check out an assistive listening device free of charge at the DRC Front Counter.

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Facilities and equipment

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Preferential seating

Counselors may authorize students to have seating in the front, back, or corner of the classroom.

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Locker

When requested in advance, students with various mobility impairments may check out a locker in either Rodda North or Rodda South to store their personal belongings in between classes.

Note: Students must fill out an equipment checkout form, and are responsible for the checked items for the entire semester. If the lock is not returned at the end of the semester, a hold will be placed on the student’s account until DRC is compensated for the lost/ broken item, and the lock will be cut and all items removed.

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In-class table and/or chair

When requested in advance, students with various mobility impairments may be assigned a table and/or chair for their classrooms. The equipment will be placed in the classroom with an assigned number, and the student will be informed of his/her number.

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Assistive technology

Various computer software programs such as JAWS or Dragon Naturally Speaking, and/or computer hardware such as trackballs, which the student may use to take exams and quizzes. Note: Students may be authorized to use assistive technology for purposes outside of test-taking, but unless specifically stated, they are not authorized for exams and quizzes.

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