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 DRC@ufsa.ufl.edu for specific information regarding your unique situation.

The DRC will remain operational, and holding virtual Zoom drop-in hours and phone appointments with students and instructors. Most accommodated testing services will resume when UF returns to in-person classes. Remote proctoring via Zoom is available 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. For consultation about remote proctoring, please reach out to the DRC Testing Office.
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 DRC@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.
In extenuating circumstances, the Disability Resource Center can provide remote proctoring via Zoom. For a consultation, please contact the DRC Testing Office.
No, students should feel comfortable discussing their accommodations with their instructor. If there are concerns regarding accommodations, feel free to copy your learning specialist. If your instructor has questions or concerns about facilitating accommodated testing, please feel free to refer them to the Instructor FAQ below or to contact the Testing Office.

Instructors FAQ

The DRC will remain operational, and holding virtual Zoom drop-in hours and phone appointments with students and instructors. 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 or contact DRC Testing Office for general questions about accommodated testing. 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. The DRC Testing Office is available by phone and Zoom appointment to discuss general questions about accommodated testing.
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
  • 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.