Additional Travel Time
May require additional travel time. May arrive a few minutes late/leave a few minutes early without penalty.
May require excused absences from course attendance policy due to the nature and impact of his/her disability. This accommodation is justified by the student’s documented disability. The student may have medical exacerbation due to the dynamics of disability and/or medical appointments unable to be scheduled at a more favorable time. The student has been instructed to discuss this accommodation with you upon delivery of the accommodation letter in the event of the need for absences. While you should provide leniency in attendance and make-up work, the student will be required to adhere to the essential elements/functions of your course in regards to attendance and/or class participation. You may find it helpful to consider the following Guide Sheet in establishing whether attendance is an essential element/function and in determining the number of acceptable absences. More information can be found on the Guide Sheet — Disability Related Absences Accommodation.
Assistive Listening Device
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 is available to students who receive captioning services as part of their DRC accommodations. This is a live transcriptionist who will provide real-time captioning during in-person courses. To request live captioning, please fill out a request form here.
Canvas captioning is available to students who receive captioning services 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 JessicaK@ufsa.ufl.edu
Please click here to submit the captioning request form.
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
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 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).
Accompanied by a service animal.
Use of Chair
Use of chair during all class or lab-related activities.
Additional Time to Complete Out-of-Class Assignments
Authorized additional time to complete out-of-class assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss his/her situation with you so that you and the student can negotiate an acceptable amount of additional time in the context of established course requirements and deadlines. Re-established deadlines must be negotiated in advance of the initial deadline.
Advance Notice of 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.
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.
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.
Print Copies of Oral Instructions
May require print copies of oral instructions.
Access to Print Copies of Overheads and/or PowerPoint Presentations
May require access to printed copies of all overheads and PowerPoint presentations used in classes, lectures, discussions, and/or labs.
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.
Permission to Audio Record 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 note taking pen
Permission to use LiveScribe Pen for note taking purposes.
Additional breaks (e.g. stand in place, stand up to stretch), as needed, from sitting for extended periods of time.
Eat/Drink in Class
May need to eat or drink in class.
May need to monitor glucose levels during class.
Use of Restroom
Access to restroom facilities without penalty.
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.
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.
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.
Braille: Contracted or Uncontracted
Can submit written or typed responses in place of scantron-recorded answers
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.
CCTV, Dragon, JAWS, Kurzweil, MAGic. Electronic version in Word is required from instructor in order to provide alternative format access to student.
Reader– Use of a reader (other possibilities: access to a pre-recorded audio file, access to voice output software).
Scribe– Use of a scribe (other possibility: access to voice input software).
Access to restroom– Access to restroom facilities during exam.
Additional breaks– 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– Authorized use of a memory aid(s) when appropriate. The aid(s) must be preapproved by you before use on a test. If the student is taking the test at the DRC testing office, use of the aid(s) must be authorized on the Accommodated Test Request (ATR) form. The aid(s) can either be delivered with the test or the student can bring the aid(s) to the test. If the student is bringing the aid(s), either initial the aid(s) or advise the testing office what aid(s) you have approved. The aid(s) will be collected after the test and returned with the test. More information can be found on the Instructor Fact Sheet – Memory Aid.
Monitor glucose– May need to 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.
Low distraction or separate environment
Time and one-half, Double time, Double time and one-half, Triple time, Three and one-half time, or Quadruple time.