Academic Adjustments

Possible Adjustments

Reasonable accommodations are individualized and flexible, based on the nature of the documented disability and the academic environment. Below is a partial list of common academic accommodations:

  • accessible classroom location/furniture
  • alternative ways of completing assignments
  • assistive computer technology
  • assistive listening devices
  • sign language interpreters
  • notetakers
  • separate testing location
  • use of calculator
  • extended time on exams
  • texts on tape
  • readers and scribes

Identifying and Obtaining Academic Adjustments

  1. Student discloses the disability to JWCC staff for referral to Disability Services.
  2. Student provides recent, appropriate documentation of disability.
  3. Student consults with the Coordinator of Disabilities Services to decide appropriate accommodations/adjustments.
  4. Student discloses to instructor (if desired) and discusses classroom and testing arrangements.
  5. Student arranges implementation of approved adjustments with the Disabilities Assistant and agrees to follow standard practices.

All students with disabilities must consult with the Coordinator of Disabilities Services for any additions, changes, and before each new semester.