Students with disabilities, who qualify, are provided with notetakers, testing accommodations, interpreters, taped/electronic texts, and other accommodations necessary to allow full access to the educational opportunities offered at NU.
Academic Accommodations: Academic accommodations specifically address course substitutions and include priority registration.
Classroom Accommodations: Classroom accommodations serve the needs of students during each specific semester.
Classroom Accommodations may include:
- Real Time Captionist
- Classroom notetaker*
- A tape recorder in the classroom
- Assistance in a laboratory setting
*Notetakers: A notetaker is a classmate who volunteers to make copies of their own notes on a regular basis and those notes are made available to the student through SSD. The student may choose to remain anonymous or may sign a waiver requesting to work individually with the notetaker.
Material Accommodations: All materials required for academic classes are prepared in alternative media formats as requested by the student and approved by his/her Individual Accommodation Plan (IAP).
Material Accommodations can include:
- Taped Texts
Testing Accommodations: If a student qualifies for testing accommodations, the professor will either arrange accommodations for the student or accommodations will be provided by the SSD office.
Testing accommodations can include:
- Extended time on tests
- A quiet, distraction reduced test environment
- Large Print
- Taped Exams
- Assistance filling out scantron sheets
- Spelling assistance
- Accessible testing site if other than the classroom
- Use of a computer or other adaptive equipment
Students are encouraged to meet with the director of SSD in advance to begin the accommodation planning process and make arrangements to secure services.