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Common Accommodations

At the University of Richmond, we are committed to ensuring that all students have equal access to the campus learning environment. For many students with disabilities and for many without, the key to success in the classroom is in modifications, accommodations, and adaptions that are individualized and based upon their needs. Here are just a few of the common accommodations for students with disabilities whom have been approved for a disability accommodation:

  • Permission to audiotape class lectures
  • Emotional support or service animal
  • Providing an accessible residence hall room (non-academic)
  • Providing printed materials/media in accessible formats (e.g., in Braille)
  • Equipping computer labs with disability-accessible software and hardware (e.g., text-to-speech)
  • Providing extended time for tests
  • Providing a distraction-free environment for test taking
  • Providing a course substitution

If you believe you could benefit from an accommodation, please contact Disability Services for further information.

Student Responsibilities
  • Take ownership of their decision
  • Obtain required documentation
  • Complete Application
  • Meet as needed, with: – Disability Service Advisor – Professor
  • Give Disability Accommodation Notice (DAN) to professor
  • Schedule a meeting to discuss
  • Follow up with an email (if needed)
  • Access instructional material used for academic purposes http://disability.richmond.edu/students/process/instructionalmaterial.html
  • Adhere to attendance policies established by faculty that are outlined on the course syllabus and catalog.