2020-2021 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.

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. Additionally, all paperwork is reviewed by the director of Disability Services. The director of Disability Services creates all Faculty Accommodation Notices . All initial accommodation requests should go through Disability Services.

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.

Disability Services - Tests, Quizzes, and In-class Assignments Accommodations

Advance planning is essential for testing, quizzes, and in-class assignments accommodations -- more than 300 students with disabilities receive accommodations each semester. At the beginning of the semester (and/or as early as possible) students and faculty should discuss arrangements for accommodations. It is recommended that students bring their syllabus to Disability Services and make arrangements as far in advance as possible. Accommodations include, but are not limited to: extended time, low-distraction or private space, scribes, and adaptive technology.

  • 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 as low distraction testing space fills quickly.
  • Exams are typically scheduled to be taken at the regular class time. Alternative days or times for exams are collaborated between the Testing Center and with the instructors expressed permission.
  • Faculty are responsible for providing the exam to the Testing Center. Exams may be emailed or hand delivered; or in the case of computerized exam pass codes, these can be provided via email to the Testing Center (testing@cf.edu).
  • Disability Services is responsible for facilitating accommodations.
  • Completed exams are scanned and returned to faculty via email, are picked up by faculty, or sent to faculty via interoffice mail.

Disability Services - Note-taker Accommodations

Some students are eligible for a note-taker accommodation. This is arranged on a volunteer basis. The instructor asks the class for a volunteer to take notes for the student each class period. If a volunteer is not available, the office of Disability Services will provide one.

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
  • assistive hardware (large screen computer monitors, CCTVs)
  • assistive software (screen readers, screen enlargers, speech recognition).