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Available Accommodations

Accommodations for students with a documented disability will vary depending on the type of disability and the kinds of assistance that have benefited the student in the past.  The final determination of reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be determined by the DSC.

How do I receive accommodations?
The following steps must be completed in order to receive services from the Disability Services Program:
The student…

  • must be officially admitted and enrolled at Cowley College
  • contact the Disability Services Office to schedule an interview and intake with the DSC and complete the Request for Service form
  • provide objective and appropriately documented evidence. Release of Information form may be used by student to request documentation from special education cooperatives, doctors, mental health professionals, etc.
  • participate in the intake session and provide input regarding accommodation needs to the DSC
  • participate in the development of an individualized plan of accommodations for each course. A new individualized plan must be completed prior to each semester
  • utilize the accommodations provided to enhance learning opportunities and inform the DSC if accommodations need to be modified

Possible accommodations available:

  • Alternate text format (books on CD)
  • Note takers
  • Tape recording lectures
  • Sign Language Interpreters (deaf or hard of hearing)
  • Extended test time
  • Alternate test environment
  • Tests read to student
  • Assistive technology (Premier Assistive Technology and Dragon Naturally Speaking software programs)
  • Mobility guides
  • Other accommodations that are reasonable and appropriate


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