Examples of Accommodations

  • Alternative Format Books — Alternate format books include instructional materials, textbooks, and/or other reading materials presented in formats that are accessible by individuals with disabilities. Examples of alternate format books include audiobooks and books in PDF formats. Students requesting alternative format books should contact Accessibility Resources prior to the start of a semester.
  • Assistive Technology and Training — Assistive technology refers to software or various tools that help people who have difficulty speaking, typing, writing, hearing, and/or seeing. Examples of assistive technology include Assistive Listening Devices, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Screen Readers, among others. Individual assistance or training on assistive technology is available by appointment only.
  • Reduced-Distraction and/or Extended Exam Time — Instructor exams, as well as the Accuplacer, are administered in different reduced-distraction environments located at the Accessibility Resources TCC campus. Depending on the nature of the disability, students can test for a longer period of time. All exams are administered by appointment only.
  • Reading and Scribing — Accessibility Resources staff members are qualified to read an exam to a student and/or write his/her answers based on professional documentation. Readers and scribers are available as needed for exams by appointment, and they are not responsible for ensuring proper grammar and punctuation.
  • Special Seating — Reserved seating, adjustable desks and/or chairs are available for students registered with Accessibility Resources based on the student’s disability. Special seating can be placed in different locations of a classroom, e.g., front row, center, depending on the need. Special seating is also arranged through Accessibility Resources for any TCC event.
  • Note-taker — A note-taker is a qualified individual whose job it is to take notes for students who, due to their disability, find it difficult to take notes for themselves. Accessibility Resources provides note-taking paper and assistance with the recruitment of note-takers in the classroom. Students who would like to record class lectures may check out a digital recorder from the appropriate Accessibility Resources Counselor.
  • Interpreting Services — Sign Language interpreters are available to deaf and hard of hearing students to facilitate communication in the classroom and other college activities.
  • Speech-to-Text Services — are provided to facilitate real-time access to students in the classroom and other college activities.
  • Assistive Listening Devices — For hard of hearing or late-deafened students, we have a number of assistive listening devices, which may be checked out for use. Specialized stethoscopes can be checked out on a trial basis.
  • Tutoring Services for students with hearing impairments — Open lab tutoring times are scheduled by the Accessibility Resources office at the Northeast campus each semester. Students may also request individual tutoring through the Accessibility Resources office at the Northeast campus.

Please contact Accessibility Resources to request accommodations and services for classes and TCC activities.