As the University of Florida moves all classes online, if students and instructors have questions about how testing accommodations will be applied to the online setting. The following FAQs regarding Testing Accommodations may help answer some of your questions and concerns. As always, please contact the Disability Resource Center at DRCaccessUF@ufsa.ufl.edu for specific information regarding your unique situation.

The DRC will remain operational, and holding Zoom and phone appointments with students. Our accommodated testing services will resume when UF returns to in-person classes. In extenuating circumstances, for students who have a disability that directly impacts their ability to navigate their exams/courses online, we will work with that faculty and student to best meet their needs.
The Disability Resource Center will contact all students and faculty with scheduled accommodated test requests. We will work with instructors to guide them on how to facilitate their accommodations online. Some instructors may decide to postpone their exams. It is recommended that you contact your instructor and discuss any upcoming exams currently scheduled with the Disability Resource Center.
The Disability Resource Center testing staff will be available to answer your questions via phone or Zoom appointment. You can also email our testing office at DRCtesting@ufsa.ufl.edu
Please contact your learning specialist as soon as possible. If you are not sure who your learning specialist is then please contact DRCAccessUF@ufsa.ufl.edu
No, If you have testing accommodations, your instructor will be able to add additional time to your canvas and/or online exam. For students who need specific accessibility software that is only available at the Disability Resource Center, please contact AJackson@ufsa.ufl.edu. The Disability Resource Center will install the software on your computer.
No, students should feel comfortable discussing their accommodations with their instructor. If there are concerns regarding accommodations, feel free to copy your learning specialist.

Instructors FAQ

The DRC will remain operational, and holding Zoom and phone appointments with students. If your students have accommodations, you will need to provide those in an online setting. If you need help transitioning to an online setting visit elearning.ufl.edu. For specific questions regarding accommodations, please contact the learning specialist that is listed at the end of your student’s accommodation letter.
Please reach out to the student’s learning specialist for guidance on this.
Learning specialists are available to discuss specific accommodations, you can also refer to our website for general information on facilitating accommodations online.
No, faculty can reach out to the Center for Teaching Excellence for assistance on how to increase exam test time in Canvas.
During this transition to online courses, the Disability Resource Center is available to help instructors facilitate accommodations through online platforms. Instructors are responsible for ensuring accommodations are met in classes, assignments and exams. Fortunately, the majority of accommodations can be facilitated in Canvas or through other technologies. However, setting up accommodations online requires faculty to know which students need what accommodation(s). To obtain this information, we recommend making a class announcement (through Canvas or another platform of your choice). We have provided a template for this announcement below:

Class Announcement Template
Postponing exams are at the discretion of the instructor. Our accommodated testing services will resume when UF returns to in-person classes.
It is best for instructors to facilitate accommodations online so DRC students can test at the same time as other students in their course.
• UF’s Electronic Information Technology Accessibility office has created a great resource for converting documents to accessible formats, checking websites for accessibility, as well as requesting captioning for course videos in this link https://accessibility.ufl.edu/.

• UF’s eLearning center created a resource for faculty titled “Keep Teaching” to aid with transitioning to the online learning format with quick start guides in this link https://elearning.ufl.edu/keep-teaching/.

• UF’s Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT) has a wealth of knowledge for aiding with instructional design for the online environment in this link http://citt.ufl.edu/.

• University of Washington has created a great resource for creating accessible videos in this link https://www.washington.edu/accessibility/videos/#free.

*The DRC will be updating this question as more resources become available; therefore, please check back frequently for additional support.