Hours and Office Locations
Campus Center Building, Room 241
Monday–Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (501) 812-2738
Disability Services, Room 105C
Counseling Services, Room 105E - Services are available by appointment. To make an appointment, please call (501) 812-2738.
The following are commonly requested accommodation descriptions. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our office at [email protected] or call (501) 812-2738.
Adaptive equipment is provided by either the student or disability services to help the student gain equal access. The accommodation letter will indicate the type of adaptive equipment and whether it will be provided by disability services or the student.
A student with hard of hearing who needs amplification of the lecture may request an ALD/FM system. The system has two parts:
Assistive technology is provided by either the student or disability services to help the student gain equal access. The accommodation letter will indicate the type of assistive technology approved and whether it will be provided by disability services or the student.
The calculator accommodation allows a student to use a calculator as a classroom accommodation. Students are only allowed to use the specific type of calculator approved by the instructor.
Deaf students must have equal access to captioned DVD/VCR videos as well as online streaming videos shown to the class.
In order for the student to gain equal access, instructors must provide all paper-based materials to the student in the font listed on the accommodation letter.
Certain disabilities such as mobility impairments, visual or hearing impairments, or specific learning disabilities prevent some students from taking their own class notes. The notetaker, a student enrolled in the class, facilitates equal access to learning by providing notes for the student with the disability.
Preferential seating is seating in a particular area of the classroom setting requested by the student. Instructors work with the student to secure optimal seating for the course.
Because the instructor’s lecture is considered academic property, this accommodation gives the student permission to audio record lectures. While disability services approves this accommodation based on documentation, we encourage students to provide their own recording device. A Digital Voice Recorder with digital memory installed is recommended by disability services as an appropriate recording device.
Sign language interpreters communicate any verbal information from the instructor to the deaf student in either American Sign Language (ASL) or English Sign Language (ESL). Sign language interpreters are hired by disability services and have certification levels that qualify them to interpret in the college classroom setting.
Within classroom and lab settings, it can be disruptive if a student sits or stands without notice. Students with certain physical disabilities may have difficulties sitting or standing for long periods of time. Once instructors are notified of this accommodation through the accommodation letter, the disability services student is allowed to sit and stand as needed. When requesting this accommodation, the disability services student is advised that this accommodation only allows for students to sit and stand as needed, not leave the class or lab setting.
General Information about Testing Accommodations:
Instructors may choose to administer exams and provide approved accommodations. Test proctoring through disability services is offered as an optional service for instructors. When time or physical space do not permit testing to happen in the departmental areas, instructors may choose to have students test in the disability services office.
Information regarding testing through disability services:
Students are not allowed to take cell phones or other personal items into the testing area.
The calculator accommodation allows a student to use a calculator as a testing accommodation. Students are only allowed to use the specific type of calculator approved by the instructor.
Extended time does not apply to:
In order for the student to gain equal access, instructors must enlarge all paper-based tests according to the font listed on the accommodation letter.
This accommodation is available to students who, due to the functional limitations of their disability, must test in a room with minimal distractions. Instructors may provide this accommodation or schedule students to test in disability services.
This accommodation provides the student with a reader who reads the directions and questions verbatim from the test, quiz or exam without explanation. Students who need a reader for tests and exams in night classes must schedule their tests, no later than 1:30 p.m. Instructors can choose to provide this accommodation or contact disability services for assistance.
This accommodation provides the student with a scribe who writes or types verbal test answers along with punctuation provided by the student. Students who need a scribe for tests and exams in night classes must schedule their tests, no later than 1:30 p.m. Instructors can choose to provide this accommodation or contact disability services for assistance.
This accommodation allows the student to use a spelling dictionary. The use of electronic spelling dictionaries (Franklin Speller) and paperback spelling dictionaries are encouraged. A spelling dictionary does not include definitions. Disability services will check all electronic and paperback spelling dictionaries before the student tests.
Students approved for books in alternative format must submit an accommodation request each semester to receive their books in an accessible format. Students will receive detailed information about the process when they are approved for the accommodation and may also access detailed information in the accommodate resource library or by contacting disability services.