Accommodations and Services

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) offers many important services to its students with disabilities. Eligibility for these services is determined individually based on documentation of need. Prospective students are encouraged to meet with DRC staff  to learn about available services and accommodations. Reasonable accommodations depend upon the nature and degree of severity of the documented disability. While the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1Testing_pic_1990 requires that priority consideration be given to the specific methods requested by the student, it does not imply that a particular accommodation must be granted if it is deemed not reasonable and other suitable techniques are available.

Accommodations and services may include but are not limited to:

Adaptive Technology

Note-taking

Students who approved for note taking assistance can obtain class notes in a number of ways. However, note taking assistance is not a substitute for attending class. Many students identify another student in their class to share their notes. The instructor may also announce the need for a volunteer note taker without identifying who you are.

Assistive note-taking device

Students are may be approved to use one of the following:

•Tape recorder: Some students find that taping lectures is an effective technique for obtaining lecture material.

• LiveScribe Smart Pen

Advance Registration
Advance registration allows students with disabilities the first option of enrollment in University courses for fall and spring semesters. Disability Resource Center staff will grant priority registration to students who require advance planning to arrange modifications.
Alternative Media
Alternate format materials are available for eligible students when possible and in accordance with all copyright laws and exceptions. Every attempt is made to provide alternate format in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Faculty/Staff Consultation
The DRC will facilitate a meeting between Faculty and students to discuss accommodations.
Counseling /Advocacy Services
In addition to assisting students with academic services and accommodations, Disability Resource Center Staff are available to meet with students on a one-to-one basis for assistance with time management, study strategies, and advocacy skills.
Exam Accommodations
Students with disabilities may receive test accommodations determined on an individual basis. “Test” as used in this context, refers to quizzes and examinations taken during the semester in conjunction with an academic class. Students should discuss their specific needs for testing accommodations with the DRC staff.
Readers and/or scribes

Readers

Students with print disabilities may qualify to have exams/quizzes read by a DRC staff member.

Scribes

Students with print disabilities may qualify to have exams/quizzes scribed by a DRC staff member. This may include transferring written responses onto Scantrons.

Auxiliary aids and services
Disability Resource Center will coordinate interpreting and/or transcribing services for deaf or hard of hearing students registered with the office. Sign language interpreting and transcribing services are available for classroom and lab requirements as well as academic advising and meetings with other university offices.
Transcription
A transcriptionist produces text of spoken information using a specific software application. The text can be displayed simultaneously to one or more students via additional laptops or display monitors. A transcriptionist is an individual who converts auditory information into a written transcript.
Sign Language Interpreting
A sign language interpreter provides communication for D/deaf or hard of hearing students in either American Sign Language or Signed English.
Fulfilling KPED (Physical Education) Requirements

HED 1320 Concepts of Lifetime Health and Fitness.
HED 2320 Mental Health.
These courses have no physical activity requirement as well as satisfy the Responsible Living part UCA Core.
Please consult with your academic adviser for more information.
Lab/Library Assistance
Voter Registration
For your convenience, the Disability Resource Center or the Dean of Students’ Office provides students an opportunity to register to vote. For more information visit the Dean of Students website. Printed documents are available in the Disability Resource Center.