Accommodation: "any modification made for a person or within an environment to minimize the discriminatory effect of a person's physical, emotional, or learning disability." (Boston University)
Reasonable accommodations: "those adjustments within a work or school site that allow an otherwise-qualified individual with a disability to perform the tasks required." (B.U.)
Functional Limitations: Refers to activities that individuals may have trouble doing or tasks they may have difficulty carrying out, due to the specific nature of their disability.
Academic accommodations at Kenyon College include, but are not limited to the following:
Tape recorded lecture
Outline or notes from professor (if available)
Textbooks on tape (RFBD or other)
Spellchecker and grammar checker
Kurzweil Reader or e-reader
TextHELP: Read and Write software
FM Listening Device
Advanced receipt of syllabus and course handouts
No penalty for spelling/grammar errors in spontaneous writing, except where spelling and grammar are an integral part of the course requirements
Course materials are available in alternative format
Academic support, counseling referral and special advising
Modified course load
Time of day for each class
Course substitute for "required" course
Time and/or Schedule Changes
Extended time (50%, 100%)
Breaks during testing
Administer test in several sessions
Changes in Test Format:
Reader to read directions and questions
Dictate answers to scribe or tape recorder
Allow student to mark responses on test rather than on Scranton answer sheet
Increase size of answer sheet bubbles
Use of word processor for written responses
Alterations in Setting:
Separate room for test
Proctored test setting arrangement
Students who use computers for testing are aware that loaner laptops are available upon request. Laptops can be booked the week of the test and have no internet connectivity. Please contact Emily Wise (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a laptop at least 5 days prior to the test.
There are times when student or faculty schedules or the logistics of a testing accommodation create a need to arrange a proctored test setting through the SASS office. Proctoring requests generally require 10 days advance notification due to the need to book proctoring space.
The google booking system for proctoring requests is an easy two step process:
1) The student first completes a Proctoring Request available as a Google form at least ten days prior to the test. Students are encouraged to submit proctoring requests for the entire semester if faculty and SASS confirm the need for a proctored test setting for the entire semester.
2) The professor will receive an email from Emily Wise, asking for confirmation of the proctoring request, along with the Proctoring Confirmation form:
After the Professor completes the Proctoring Confirmation form both the student and faculty will receive a confirmation of the proctoring location at least 2-3 days prior to the test. Only one confirmation form needs to be submitted per test regardless of how many students will be proctored.
Please note that ALL tests need to be scheduled on the same day and time as the regularly scheduled test unless there is a course scheduling conflict.