Accommodation Descriptions

What are accommodations?

Accommodations include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids/services, modifications to policies/procedures, and reasonable workplace accommodations. 

Not all individuals with disabilities experience the same functional limitations or disability-related barriers so not everyone needs accommodations. 

Accommodations are:

  • determined on an individualized, case-by-case basis, 
  • intended to minimize the effects of the impact of specific limitations caused by a disability, 
  • to ensure equal access and opportunity for participation,
  • to provide full and meaningful experiences like nondisabled peers by removing disability related environmental, workplace, programmatic or curriculum barriers.

Accommodations do not:

  • lower production standards, 
  • waive or lower essential requirements of courses, programs or degrees, 
  • remove essential job functions,
  • guarantee success or an identical result or level of achievement as individuals without disabilities,
  • include personal use items/devices needed in accomplishing daily activities such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, wheelchairs, etc.

Accommodations are not reasonable if they are determined to be a fundamental alteration or are an undue administrative or financial hardship.  

Below is information and related procedures which must be adhered to utlize some approved accommodations.