Disability Accommodations


If you're a first-year student or parent of one, take note of the differences between high school and college disability accommodations.

You are responsible for making timely and appropriate disclosures and requests to Disability Services for your accommodations.

To submit your request, you'll need recent (no older than three years) medical or other appropriate diagnostic evaluation of your disability. Documentation should include, as appropriate, physical description and medical or clinical cautions. If possible, they should include specific recommendations for necessary accommodations in an academic setting. A qualified physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or other appropriate health care provider must provide these documents.

You should make requests for accommodations every semester that you register for classes. Accommodations are not retroactive, so don't wait until the middle of the semester to request them. Any assignments you turn in before you're approved for accommodations won't be covered.

You're also responsible for picking up any assistive devices or auxiliary aids from the Disability Services office.

Until you provide sufficient, specific information, to enable us to evaluate your needs and our ability to provide the appropriate adjustments, DSU has no obligation to provide them.

We respect your privacy:

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are very clear on privacy issues. Disability related information is to be treated with strict confidentiality, and we take this very seriously at DSU. It’s important to individuals who may wish to access their right to accommodation while minimizing the risk of stigma sometimes associated with disability.


Accommodation Types

Reasonable accommodations vary from student to student and may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Recorded Lectures
  • Note takers / Readers
  • Extended time for tests and quizzes
  • Audio books 
  • A quiet test area
  • Ability to record lectures
  • Lecture notes
  • Interpreter services
  • Preferred seating
  • Large print materials
  • A calculator
  • Formula and facts sheets



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