At Wilson College, accommodations and services are provided to students with documented disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The Accessibility Services Coordinator arranges accommodations and services for students with documented disabilities on a case-by-case basis. These accommodations allow students to be evaluated not on the effects of their disability, but instead on their knowledge and understanding of course material. In no case, however, will the college modify essential requirements for any course or degree program for students with disabilities.
Various services and accommodations are offered depending on the disability and an individual’s needs. Students with disabilities must be able to perform the essential objectives of the program/course with or without reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are defined as approved modifications which do not fundamentally alter the nature of the program/course, including academic requirements in post-secondary education. An accommodation cannot lower the standards or change the objective of the program/course.
Accommodations are approved on a case-by-case basis and may include:
• Enlarged print
• Extended time for exams
• Alternate testing sites
• Note-taking services
• Textbooks in alternate format
• Reader and/or scribe for exams
• Housing accommodations
• Accommodations for temporary disabilities