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Disability Support Services is primarily responsible for providing academic accommodations to students needing classroom modifications; however, we also provide numerous other services to help ensure student success.
Accommodations are modifications to the academic requirements that are necessary to ensure equal access to qualified individuals with a disability. Students are granted accommodations based on the documentation provided of their disability. Accommodations are tailored to meet individual needs.
Examples of accommodations include extended time for testing, books in alternate format, assistive aids and equipment, note takers, and interpreters. A minimum of four to six weeks notice may be needed to provide some accommodations. Because accommodations can take time to implement, if you have not already contacted DSIS you should do so immediately.
It is always a student's right, and personal choice, to determine if they chose to disclose their disability to the DSIS. Disclosing your disability can be done at any point in the semester, and does not require that accommodations be used.
Accommodations cannot be given retroactively if a student makes the choice not to disclose their disability to the DSIS. Alternatively, if a student does disclose their disability but does not place a semester request for their accommodation memos, accommodations will not be granted.
DSIS cannot retroactively give accommodations if a student does not disclose their disability to DSIS, or make their semester request for accommodation memos, even in the case that the students feels work submitted or exam scores received do not accurately reflect their abilities.
Accommodations that are of a personal nature or will impact the essential requirements of the individual program of study will not be provided. Examples include personal care attendants and waiving of required coursework.
Harford Accommodate is an online self-service portal for students. Students registered with DSIS can submit requests and print accommodation memos from any device 24/7!
In addition to providing students with accommodations and handling disability-related concerns, Disability and Student Intervention Services provides numerous additional services to students with disabilities, including:
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