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Accommodation Possibilities

There are a variety of ways in which students with documented disabilities obtain equal access to their education.  Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. Some of the most common accommodations include (but are not limited to):

  1. Extended time on exams and in-class assignments
  2. Limited distraction area for exams
  3. Use of a computer for exams and in-class assignments or note-taking
  4. Note-Taking assistance which may include the use of a recording pen, a peer note taker, access to power points, and/or professor note and more
  5. Print materials in an electronic and/or audio format
  6. Print materials enlarged
  7. Organizational Tutor
  8. Leniency with attendance and/or handing in assignments on time
  9. Moving of classrooms to accessible locations
  10. Housing accommodations
  11. Use of a calculator

Accommodations are to enable students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from the College’s programs, services, and activities, provided that such accommodations would not 1) fundamentally alter the nature or operation of the College’s programs, services, or activities, 2) cause undue burden to the College, or 3) pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others.  Accommodations are not retroactive.

For course accommodations, a student must provide an Access Letter to each professor, each semester and discuss the contents of the Letter with the professor each time.  For specific instructions on how particular accommodations are provided or coordinated, contact The Learning Enrichment and Disability Services Office.

Temporary Impairments

At times students will experience injuries or illnesses which will require temporary adjustments.  First the student is to provide documentation of the situation to the Dean of Students office (deanstu@beloit.edu).  Most of the time, faculty will be flexible in providing necessary adjustments without additional information. However, at times the learning and use of assistive technology and/or figuring out strategies to compensate for the impairment can be done with the assistance of the LEADS staff.