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Reasonable Accommodations

Post-secondary reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the academic and college environment to remove barriers and create equal access for students with a disability. Reasonable accommodations provide equitable access to programs or facilities and do not fundamentally alter the essential nature of a course or academic program. Accommodations can be requested using AIM.

Each student and disability are different; accommodations are determined and approved through an interactive process that includes documentation review and a student meeting with the SDS coordinator at their respective Hopkins school. Examples of accommodations include but are not limited to:

Course Accommodations

  • Peer note-taker
  • Access to class PowerPoint slides, and handouts
  • Closed-captioned videos
  • Occasional exception to absentee/tardiness policy
  • Extended time on assignments
  • Interpreting Services
  • Books in audio format, Braille, E-Text, change in font size

Testing Accommodations

  • Extended Time
  • Reduced Distractions Space
  • Use of assistive technology, i.e., Kurzweil, JAWS, calculator

Assistive Technology

  • Livescribe Smart Pen
  • Glean
  • digital recorder
  • JAWS
  • Kurzweil 1000, Kurzweil 3000
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • ZoomText
  • FM System

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • FM system
  • Closed Captions
  • Transcription Services
  • Materials in Alternative Format
  • Priority registration

 Blind and Low Vision Services

  • Braille
  • Text to Speech Assistive Technology
  • JAWS

Additional Accommodations and Services

  • Priority registration
  • Housing accommodations
  • Dining accommodations
  • Reduced course load
  • Transportation/parking accommodations