Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

I'm New to DSS

If you are new to Disability Support Services (DSS) and would like more information about what it is and what services it can provide, view the What Do I Need to Know? flier.

Tutors

Disability Support Services is staffed with tutors available for tutoring during posted hours. Students whose accommodations include a tutor will be matched with a peer tutor. The student must come to each tutoring session prepared (attempt all homework, be on time, etc.). Personal tutorials are limited to as many hours as class hours (e.g. a three-credit class will allow the student three hours of tutoring). Tutors are only provided for courses in which students are currently enrolled, and only for courses directly impacted by the disability. Students with disabilities may choose to take advantage of tutors in the Learning Center who are available to all students.

Testing Accommodations

Students requiring only extended time on exams must make prior arrangements with the instructor to take exams through the Assessment and Testing Office. Once the instructor has set a make-up exam session through the Testing Department, the student must make an appointment using the Testing Center Online portal. If you have any questions regarding scheduling a make-up test, you may call 407.708.2311 or visit the Testing office on any campus for assistance.

Only students requiring direct assistance (oral exams, scribe, etc.) will take exams in DSS. Students must discuss special testing needs with the instructor and make an appointment in DSS for administration of the exam.

Readers, Notetakers, Interpreters

DSS makes arrangements for readers for students with blindness/visual impairments or reading disabilities, sign language or oral interpreters for students who have hearing impairments, and notetakers for students who are unable to take notes because of various disabilities. Provision of these services is made on an individual-needs basis.

Special Equipment

Contact DSS for an updated list of the specialized equipment available. Such equipment includes talking calculators, screen readers, adaptive computers and other assistive devices.

Release Forms

Students with disabilities must provide documentation in order to receive services and/or accommodations through DSS. Please use the forms below to document your situation appropriately and release your records to approved parties.

Student Handbook

If you would like to learn more about DSS accommodations, the DSS Student Handbook is available to download online.

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