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What college accommodations are available for students with disabilities?

What college accommodations are available for students with disabilities?

Published: Feb. 8, 2024Updated: Feb. 8, 2024

In college, creating a supportive and inclusive academic environment is paramount for students with disabilities. Accommodations, mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act, are tailored to provide essential support, enabling full participation and ensuring success throughout their college journey. Below is a list of potential accommodations that college should offer to a student enrolled in a degree program. Please be aware that your college should provide reasonable accommodations that may go beyond what is listed below.


  • Testing accommodations
    • Additional test-taking time
    • Quiet test-taking environment
    • Test-taking assistance
    • Alternative exam formats (i.e. Laptop, Oral, Large print)
  • Accessible classroom materials
    • Braille
    • Large print text
    • Audio books
    • Electronic text
    • Audio/video recordings of lectures
  • Real-time captioning
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Note-taking services
  • Tutoring
  • Van services
  • Wheelchair-accessible classrooms
  • Course substitutions
  • Priority registration
  • Flexible attendance
  • Reduced course load or course waivers and substitutions
  • Recorded lectures
  • Assistive technology devices or software

Colleges may also offer services such as:

  • Help with organization and time management
  • Support for assistive technology
  • Student support groups and mentoring

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