What accommodations are usually in place for students with disabilities attending college and university?
Services and accommodations vary greatly from one school to the next. Some typical services include: tutors, note-takers in class, extended time for tests/exams, oral exams, access to computers with adaptive hardware and software, an adaptive technology centre, assistance with research in libraries, sign language interpretation in lectures, texts on tape, communication with faculty regarding accommodations in the classroom, special parking permits for mobility impaired students, orientation sessions, attendant services, and accessible transportation. The fact of the matter is, all students require different accommodations depending upon their disabilities and individual circumstances. Speak to a service provider at your school of choice to find out what is available to support students with disabilities in their pursuit of accessible education.