Disabilities, Limitations, and Accommodations

PART 1 - Disabilities, Limitations, and Accommodations

Educational Limitations

To be eligible for DSPS services or accommodations, a student must have a verified disability that specifically limits or hinders their equitable access to and participation in academic activities and college requirements or activities.


Academic Activities

The disability may cause inequities in academic activities including, but not limited to:

  • Producing class notes, homework assignments, and other written course requirements.
  • Completing assignments and tests within the designated time frame.
  • Taking tests in a traditional manner or time constraint.
  • Seeing or processing visually presented material.
  • Seeing or processing text, including handouts and other printed material.
  • Hearing or processing lectures, student discussions, and other oral presentations.
  • Using or manipulating classroom equipment, including computers.


College Requirements or Activities

Verified disabilities may also cause significant inequities with college requirements or activities, such as:

  • Planning appropriate classes.
  • Completing the registration process.
  • Interacting with instructors, counselors, and other staff in regard to special needs.
  • Completing course requirements without individual or group tutoring.
  • Developing basic skills.
  • Developing study and time management skills.
  • Understanding consequences and interpreting social cues.
  • Dealing with disability and related personal issues.
  • Traveling on-campus distances within a specific time.
  • Climbing stairs and successfully negotiating other physical obstacles.
  • Establishing appropriate career goals.


NEXT>> About Accommodations and Services

Disabilities, Limitations, and Accommodations Building:

Last Updated: 6/14/17