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 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:
Students who are approved for note taking assistance can obtain class notes through our new online myDRC Online Database. 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 notetaking device
Students 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
Office of Testing Accommodations (OTA) administers the exam needs of students with disabilities by proctoring test/quiz accommodations and scheduling exam times. OTA works closely with UCA faculty concerning exams and appropriate accommodations. In addition, they specialize in training for OTA Testing Procedures to support our students success. Office of Testing Accommodations is located in Torreyson West, Room 300.
Students with print disabilities may qualify to have exams/quizzes read by a University Testing staff member.
Students with print disabilities may qualify to have exams/quizzes scribed by a University Testing staff member. This may include transferring written responses onto Scantrons.
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.