Services and Accommodations
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, job, activity, or facility that enables a student with a disability to have an equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits, opportunities, and privileges that are available to all students with or without disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are identified to mitigate the educational impact of disabilities; they should not lower the curriculum standards or allow changes that fundamentally alter essential course requirements.
Reasonable accommodations are determined by examining:
- The barriers resulting from the interaction between the documented disability and the campus environment;
- The possible accommodations that might remove barriers;
- Whether or not the student has access to the course, program, service, job, activity, or facility without accommodations; and
- Whether essential elements of the course, program, service, job, activity, or facility are compromised or fundamentally altered by the accommodations.
The following are the most common accommodations requested from students registered with the DRC. Since accommodations are individualized based on students' specific needs, this is not an exhaustive list. Students are encouraged to speak with a DRC Service Coordinator to explore all reasonable accommodations and access concerns. If you find that you are experiencing additional barriers, schedule another meeting with your service coordinator to address those concerns.