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Academic Accommodations

Academic accommodations help facilitate a more equitable experience for students with disabilities by reducing barriers and providing support in the learning environment. Accommodations are determined through individualized assessment and may vary from specific plans made in the K-12 setting. The most widely used accommodations are detailed on this page.

Examples of Reasonable Accommodations

Testing Accommodations

Based on the needs discussed in your welcome meeting, the following accommodations could be approved:

  • Extended time (50% or 100%)
  • Distraction-reduced environment for testing
  • Computer usage on exams for word processing
  • Limiting of exams per day
  • Use of a reader/scribe

Note-Taking Accommodations

Depending on the needs of the students, we have the following note-taking accommodation options:

  • Peer Note-Takers
  • LiveScribe Smartpens
  • Sonocent Audio Notetaker

Other Academic Accommodations

During each Welcome Meeting, we work with students to create a personalized set of reasonable accommodations. Some of those accommodations may include:

  • Modified attendance
  • Textbooks in alternative formats
  • Course substitutions (Foreign Language and Physical Education)
  • Computer usage in class
  • Sign language interpreters/captioning services

Temporary Accommodations

In the event that a student experiences a short-term illness or injury (such as a broken bone or concussion) and needs temporary accommodations, the following procedure must be followed:

  1. Obtain medical documentation from health care professional or designee (such as Certified Athletic Trainer) describing the diagnosis and functional limitations.
  2. Connect with Accessibility Services to establish temporary accommodations.
  3. Share accommodation letter with faculty and discuss reasonable parameters of extensions, deadlines, and make-up tests. This meeting can be facilitated by Accessibility Services.

For temporary accommodations, an end date will be set according to the individual’s situation and medical documentation. 

Students wishing to obtain temporary accommodations should contact Accessibility Services at access@rollins.edu or (407)975-6463.

Assistive Technology

Our office has access to several assistive technology softwares and equipment, such as:

  • Assistive listening devices, such as, the Roger Pen
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • JAWS
  • MAGic
  • Converting textbooks to electronic format, using AccessText and Bookshare