OSD provides services according to each student's individual documentation. Services include, but are not limited to: oral and sign language interpreters, notetakers, extended testing (i.e., alternative testing site), texts on tape, and priority registration. Services are arranged individually on an as-needed basis.
Students whose documentation addresses the need for accommodations will receive letters of accommodation from the Coordinator. The letter of accommodation is provided for each of the student's instructors outlining the student's needs for the semester. Student's are responsible for providing their instructors with the letter.
At the beginning of every semester, students are advised to pick up letters of accommodation. It is also recommended that students then meet with each instructor, in private, to review the letter and discuss how the instructor can be of assistance. This private meeting is also an excellent opportunity to complete OSD Testing Accommodations forms.
Arrangements for priority registration are determined on a "case-by-case" basis and upon evaluation of documentation. All students eligible for these services will receive notification via mail approximately two to three weeks prior to registration.