Academic Accommodations

Arriving Late to Class or Leaving Early

May require additional travel time. May arrive a few minutes late/leave a few minutes early without penalty.

Guide Sheet – Arriving Late to Class or Leaving Early

Health related Absences

This accommodation is for students with disabilities who experience class attendance as a barrier in their classes due to the impact of their disability. The accommodation of health related absences is provided when the student has an appropriate health-related reason for not being able to meet the class attendance policy.

Guide Sheet – Health Related Class Absence

In-class/lab utilization of FM System

Use of an assistive listening system such as an FM system. Instructors will need to wear a transmitter with a microphone and the student will be wearing a receiver which amplifies the instructor’s voice.

Live Captioning

Live captioning is an approved accommodation that allows Deaf and hard of hearing students to receive a real time captioning service of the information being spoken into a microphone via their laptop. Faculty can find guidelines for facilitating live captioning in-person and online on our Live Captioning Guidelines sheet.

Closed Captioning

Canvas captioning is available to students who receive closed captioning as part of their DRC accommodations. This applies to any course content which is video recorded and posted online (i.e. lectures, lab videos, etc.).

Please submit your requests at the beginning of each semester or as soon as you finalize your course schedule. Processing for captioning requests may take approximately two weeks.

If you need to cancel or change your request, please email Amanda Jackson at AJackson@ufsa.ufl.edu.

Please click here to submit the captioning request form.

Interpreting Services

American Sign Language Interpreting is available to students who have this approved under their DRC accommodations. An interpreter will be provided for all of your in-person courses.

If you are in need of an ASL interpreter, please fill out a request form here.

Accessible Classroom furniture
Educational Assistant

May require service of an Educational Assistant during class and/or labrelated activities. Your assistance in identifying an Educational Assistant, who would be employed by the DRC, may be requested.

Preferential seating

Preferential classroom seating (e.g. front row seating, front row center seating, the best location in the classroom given the room set-up and your method of presentation).

Service Animal

Accompanied by a service animal.

Use of Chair

Use of chair during all class or lab-related activities.

Out-of-Class Assignment Extension

Students with acute or chronic disabilities may experience a barrier in their courses related to assignment deadlines due to the impact of their health. This accommodation is for students with episodic disabilities who may experience unpredictable acute flare-ups of their condition.

Guide Sheet – Out of Class Assignment Time Extension

Advance Access to Syllabus, Assignments, and Deadlines

May require advance notification to include due dates, topic, content, etc. for all projects and out-of-class assignments. This is necessary for the implementation of proper organizational and time management strategies utilized by this student.

Alternative Format Textbooks / Course Materials

May require access to textbooks and classroom materials (e.g. syllabus, handouts) in an alternative format. Please contact the DRC if you need general information about alternative formats (e.g. electronic files, large print) options or specific information about the needs of this student.

Participation Plan

May require your assistance in the development of a plan to address classroom participation (e.g. calling on student only if hand is raised, making eye contact with student prior to calling on him/her, asking questions that can be answered with relatively few words) within the context of your course requirements.

Guide Sheet – Participation Plan

Presentation Plan

May require your assistance in the development of a plan to address classroom presentation requirements, considering factors such as order, practice opportunities, audience size and grading criteria, within the context of your course requirements.

Guide Sheet – Presentation Plan

Print Copies of Oral Instructions

May require print copies of oral instructions.

Access PowerPoint Presentations

May require access to printed copies of all overheads and PowerPoint presentations used in classes, lectures, discussions, and/or labs.

Note Services

May require Note Services. Your immediate assistance in identifying a Note Supplier, who would be employed by the DRC, would be appreciated. More information can be found on the Note Services webpage.

Audio Recorded Lectures

Permission to audio record all classes, lectures, discussions, and/or labs.

Use of Laptop for Note Taking Purposes

Permission to use a laptop for note taking purposes.

Use of LiveScribe pen

Permission to use LiveScribe Pen for note taking purposes.

Additional Breaks/Use of Restroom

Additional breaks (e.g. stand in place, stand up to stretch), as needed, from sitting for extended periods of time. Access to restroom facilities without penalty.

Eat/Drink in Class

May need to eat or drink in class.

Take Medication/Monitor Glucose

May need to take medication and/or monitor glucose levels during class.

Build-Up of Case Load

Access to a lighter initial caseload to afford additional time per patient with a build-up of patient load during the course of the internship/practical experience. The student will be at a full patient load by a designated week established in advance by the clinical instructor.

Designated Time for Chart Notes Completion

Access to a designated time (e.g. after each appointment) and/or a low distraction environment in which to complete chart-notes during the course of the internship/practical experience.

Preferential Scheduling

Consideration given to the student’s schedule in light of ongoing medical care needs. The student may have scheduled medical appointments to address treatment and diagnostics vital to continued health.

Preferential Site Selection

Consideration given to his/her placement for his/her clinical rotations/ internship sites. The proximity of the location should be as close as possible to the student’s home or ongoing medical/health practitioners.

Students may need to enroll in fewer credits per term due to their disability. This accommodation is for students who, due to the impact of a disability, cannot meet the minimum credit hour per semester standard set by their major, college, or the university (12 hours for undergraduate students or 9 hours for graduate students). This accommodation must be approved by a DRC learning specialist after reviewing sufficient documentation or evidence that warrants a reduced course load.

Guide Sheet – Reduced Course Load

If you cannot administer this accommodation, the DRC has an Accommodated Testing Service that will arrange the testing. The student is responsible for initiating this process. More information can be found on the Instructor Fact Sheet: Testing Accommodations.

Alternative Format

Braille: Contracted or Uncontracted

Can submit written or typed responses in place of scantron-recorded answers

Electronic

Large print: Arial or Times; Font: 12-48 pt. Electronic version in Word is required from instructor in order to provide alternative format access to student.

Paper/pencil test instead of computer-based- Authorized access to a paper/pencil version of the exam instead of a computer-based version, as appropriate.

Assistive Technology

CCTV, Dragon, JAWS, Kurzweil, MAGic. Electronic version in Word is required from instructor in order to provide alternative format access to student.

Aide

Reader– Reader (other possibilities: access to a pre-recorded audio file, access to voice output software).

Scribe– Scribe (other possibility: access to voice input software).

Allowances

Access to restroom/Additional Breaks– Access to restroom facilities during exam. Additional breaks (e.g. stand in place, stand up to stretch), as needed, from sitting for extended periods of time

Additional time for take-home exams– Access to additional time for take home examinations. Factors to consider in the assignment of an appropriate amount of additional time include: the amount of time it is anticipated that students will need to complete the exam and the amount of time it would be expected that students would spend working to complete the exam.

Basic 4-Function calculator– Authorized use of a basic 4-function calculator, when appropriate, on in- class all examinations and quizzes and/or in-class written assignments. If the student is taking the exam at the DRC testing office, use of the calculator must be approved on the Accommodated Test Request (ATR) form.

Computer for essay exams or essay portion of exams– May require the use of a computer for essay exams an essay portions of exams. The DRC has computers without Internet connectivity available for this purpose.

Flexible scheduling of exams– Authorized preferential scheduling of exams.

Food/Drink– May need to eat or drink during exam.

Memory Aid – The purpose of a memory aid is to facilitate the recall of information for students whose disability and/or medication impacts their memory. This accommodation is for students with significant documented deficits in rote memory, sequencing memory, working memory, and/or long-term memory recall. A memory aid is a tool developed by the student and the professor to assist in recall, recognition, and/or association of class concepts while not fundamentally impacting the course competencies. An example could be a key word, acronym, symbol, and/or graphic. A memory aid is NOT a course outline, course notes, or a collection of equations/formulas.  Guide Sheet – Memory Aid

Take Medication/Monitor glucose– May need to take medication and/or monitor glucose levels during exam.

Multiple choice scratch paper– Authorized use of multiple choice scratch paper to facilitate the elimination of choices during computer-based exams.

Spell-checking device– Authorized use of a dictionary or spelling-related device (e.g. Franklin Speller, word processor with spell-check), when appropriate, on all in-class examinations and quizzes and/or in- class written assignments.

Setting

Low distraction or separate environment

Extended Time

Time and one-half, Double time, Double time and one-half, Triple time, Three and one-half time, or Quadruple time.