Services and Accommodations

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability Support Services (DSS) provides eligible students with a variety of individualized, reasonable accommodations.

Accommodations are intended to assist college students with disabilities in having equal access to regular college programs and activities. They are determined individually for each student through an interactive process, and are based on functional limitations resulting from a documented disability.

Not all accommodations are appropriate for every class and/or housing situation. Accommodations are approved by DSS on a case-by-case basis and indicated on the Faculty Notification Letter, which is given to students for distribution.

Sample Accommodations

Related to Support:

  • preferential/alternate seating
  • shared notes
  • recorded lectures (use of Smartpen)

Presentation of Materials & Instruction;

  • texts in alternate format
  • large print handouts
  • braille text

Housing:

  • mini-fridge in room for medical storage
  • ground-floor housing assignment
  • vacuum with air filter in wing

Test Proctoring:

  • extended time
  • scribe
  • reader

University Resources:

  • priority registration
  • reduced course load
  • course substitution

To begin an accommodation request, please visit the Learning Commons front desk

or contact Disability Support Services at dss@jessup.edu.