A reasonable accommodation is a modification that is made to a course, program, service, job, activity, or facility that eliminates or minimizes disability related barriers to allow for equal access. This provides equal opportunity to attain the same level of performance or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges as are available to a similarly situated student without a disability.
There is often more than one way to accommodate a situation or activity. In order for an accommodation to be considered reasonable, however, it must meet the four criteria:
- It must not compromise essential requirements/components of a course, program, job, activity or facility.
- It must not cause an undue administrative or financial hardship.
- It must not compromise safety to you or others.
- It must not fundamentally alter a course or program.
The Office of Academic Success will work with you and your professors to determine if an accommodation is reasonable. Different courses may require different accommodations, there is no standard accommodation plan; each plan is tailored to the student and his/her courses.