Disability Information Student Handbook

Disability Information Student Handbook


Checklist For Planning Accommodations

Before the quarter begins

  • Meet with a DSS Counselor or LD Specialist (or Counselor in the college's Counseling Center, if necessary) to plan your class schedule.
  • Register for classes.
  • Inform your Department of Rehabilitation counselor by providing:
    • copy of class schedule
    • fees owed
    • books and supplies needed
  • Discuss your past educational history and accommodations with your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist in the following areas or other accommodations you need:
    • note taking
    • exams
    • communication needs
    • alternate media
    • instructor referral options
  • Meet your class instructor in advance of the quarter if possible
    • Discuss accommodations
    • Gather the following class materials:
      • book and materials list
      • class syllabus
      • course handouts
      • exam schedule and format
      • information about field trips or other special assignments
  • Turn in accommodation requests to the appropriate DSS staff in a timely manner
    • alternate media requests
    • shuttle schedule requests
    • interpreter, real-time captioning requests, etc. to appropriate staff

Soon after the quarter begins


  • Meet your instructor to discuss your accommodations
  • Confirm accommodation arrangements with your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist and/or discuss additional accommodations needs
  • Turn in any required accommodation/service documentation promptly to DSS
  • Schedule exam accommodations with the Testing Coordinator, if you use test accommodations

Throughout the quarter


  • Monitor your progress in the class
    • meet with the instructor, as needed
    • monitor the effectiveness of your accommodations
  • Stay in touch with your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist, as needed, especially if issues arise in your accommodations or your class progress and success
  • Utilize additional support services, counseling, and tutoring,  if needed

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Last Updated: 6/20/17