Reasonable accommodations are adjustments to policy, practice, and programs that “level the playing field” for students with disabilities and provide equal access to Allegheny’s programs and activities. This adjustment must be made without altering fundamental goals of a course or lowering the standards in a class.
Upon receipt of documentation and approval from the Senior Assistant Dean of Student Accessibility and Support Services, accommodations can be established. Examples of reasonable accommodations include:
- Special classroom seating
- Note-taking assistance
- Extended time for tests
- Recording of lectures
- Pre-recorded texts or, when these are not available, readers
- Special housing arrangements