Aids and Services to Accommodate Disabilities
If you need accommodations, assistive technology, or special services to be successful in your classes, you should register with Mitchell's disability services coordinator as soon as you register for classes each semester. You will need to provide documentation to support your request for accommodation.
You must specifically request alternative format materials for each class. In converting printed text into an alternative format, Disability Services will try to honor your preference. However, depending on lead time and the availability and volume of materials, adjustments may be necessary, and may include having you use appropriate assistive technology available on campus.
Testing accommodations may include extended time, a reduced-distraction environment, computer use for written exams, enlarged print, or use of a calculator, depending on course requirements. Test accommodations (proctoring) may be provided through the Disability Services Office based on specific arrangements made by you and your instructor(s).
American Sign Language Interpreters
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation services will be arranged for qualifying deaf and hard-of-hearing students for scheduled classes and student activities. You must request interpreter services in advance due to limited availability.
Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment
Adaptive equipment or software for use on campus can be made available to you. However, any prescriptive or personal devices, including those for home use, are your responsibility.
Upon approval, you will be able to sign out equipment, such as the amplification system and talking calculator from the Disability Services Office. Other equipment, such as computer software, a Kurzweil scanner or overhead magnifier will be available in assigned classrooms or the Disability Services Office.
Equipment or software training will be provided. Plan to spend additional time on campus for this training.
Upon approval by the coordinator, you will need to ask your instructor(s) for assistance with identifying a volunteer to take class notes. If a volunteer note taker cannot be identified, contact the disability services coordinator.
Classroom notes will generally be taken using a tape recorder or a volunteer classmate. Carbonless duplication paper and a photocopier are available through the Disability Services Office. Students normally provide and operate the tape recorder and supply tapes and batteries, although a limited number may be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dr. Cheron Sutton-Brock, Disability Services Coordinator