2017-2018 Faculty Handbook

Disability Services - Accommodations

Ocala Campus

Accommodations are provided at the Bryant Student Union, Disability Services, Room 204. It is a collaborative process between the student, faculty, the student's doctor, and Disability Services.

  • Students are responsible for discussing with faculty their intentions to utilize their accommodations for tests/assignments at least five business days in advance.
  • Students are responsible for notifying Disability Services of their intentions to utilize their accommodations--low distraction testing space fills quickly; minimum of three business days advance notice is recommended.
  • Faculty completes and submits a Testing Instruction Form for Disability Services (available through Disability Services or via the website).
  • Exams are typically scheduled to be taken at the regular class time. Alternative days or times for exams are collaborated between Disability Services and with the instructors expressed permission.
  • Faculty are responsible for providing the exam to Disability Services. Exams may be emailed or hand delivered to Disability Services; or in the case of computerized exam pass codes, these can be provided via email to Disability Services (colleliv@cf.edu).
  • Disability Services is responsible for facilitating accommodations.
  • Completed exams are scanned and returned to faculty via email, are hand delivered, or picked up by faculty.
  • For all other campuses, Citrus, Levy, and Hampton, accommodations are provided by the respective Testing Centers and should be contacted directly for coordination and implementation.

Disability Services - Physical Accessibility Accommodations

  • parking, buildings, classrooms, restrooms

  • change in classroom layout or priority seating

  • accessible tables and chairs for classroom

  • permission to use service animals on campus; except in the labs.

Disability Services - Academic Adjustment Accommodations

  • alternate formats for examinations: paper copies of electronic tests, typing answers, or use of scantrons

  • course substitutions.

Disability Services - Auxiliary Learning Aid Accommodations

  • photocopies of overheads, printouts of PowerPoint presentations
  • permission to audio record lectures
  • American Sign Language interpretation
  • loans of FM listening systems
  • assistive hardware (large screen computer monitors, CCTVs)
  • assistive software (screen readers, screen enlargers, speech recognition).

Disability Services - Process of Accommodation

  • disclosure by student (and referral to Disability Services)

  • documentation from professional

  • determination of eligibility

  • faculty/staff accommodations notification

  • facilitation or provision of services

  • feedback from student and faculty

  • adjustment to faculty accommodation notice, if needed

  • student informs Disability Services of continuation of accommodations each semester.

To be eligible for services and accommodations, students must register with Disability Services by providing the coordinator with specific and appropriate documentation regarding their disability. All student disability documentation remains confidential with Disability Services. To determine reasonable accommodations, Disability Services may seek information from appropriate college personnel regarding essential standards for courses, programs, services, activities and facilities. Students, and the practitioners directly involved in assessing the student’s disability, may provide recommendations for accommodations. Final determination of reasonable accommodations will be made by the college’s Disability Services Office.