The ARC recommends reasonable accommodations in accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the University's academic standards to ensure that there will be no discrimination on the basis of disability. These recommendations are developed through the review of disability documentation and consideration of each student's needs, strengths and academic program.
An academic accommodation is any change in the policies or procedures of a course/academic program for the purpose of allowing a student with a disability an equal opportunity to learn and demonstrate knowledge. There are two types of academic accommodations:
- Course (e.g., use of a note-taker, tape recorder, preferential seating)
- Test (e.g., separate testing room, extended time, alternate format)
Other accommodations may include access to facilities (e.g., academic buildings and residential facilities).