UP Accessible Academics and Classrooms

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Alternative Format Texts

Alternative format textbooks provide access to text materials for student with print disabilities including learning disabilities and visual impairments.

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Assistive Technology

Assistive technology helps enable students with qualifying disabilities to demonstrate their ability to meet the requirements of the programs in which they are enrolled.  

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Exam Accommodations

Extended time, distraction-reduced environment, scribe(s) and/or assistive technology; reader(s) and/or assistive technology may be provided to accommodate students during tests and exams. 

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Note Taking

Volunteer note takers ensure equal access to lectures and classroom environments for students with difficulty taking notes.

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Interpreters and Captioning

Interpreting, meaning-for-meaning transcription, and captioning are available for students with hearing impairments in the classroom and in non-classroom settings.

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Tables, Chairs, and Rooms

Adjustable height tables and wheelchair accessible classrooms are available for students with mobility related needs.

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Course Substitution, Reduced Courseload, and Class Attendance

Course substitution, reduced courseload, and class attendance (within specific limits) are available accommodations.

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