Disability Services Accommodation Information
Westmont College will facilitate equal access to students with a disability. The nature of the accommodation is considered individual, implemented on a case-by-case basis, referring to recommendations and functional limitations as noted in disability documentation and student intake information. Additionally, determinations of the accommodations is based on a one-on-one meeting between the student and the director of the Office of Disability Services (ODS).
Possible accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
- Priority Registration
- Extended Time on Exams
- Reduced Distraction Exam Rooms
- Recording lectures (per recording lecture agreement)
- Materials in Alternative Text Format (e.g.digital text, Learning Ally, Bookshare etc.)
- American Sign Language interpreters
- Real-Time Captioning
- Use of an Assistive Listening Device
- Keyboarding use for essay exams
- Physical education modifications
- Assistance animal
- Accommodation Letters to Professors
The above accommodations are examples only and are not guaranteed. You must make your requests for particular accommodations in a timely manner. Please refer to ODS Rights and Responsibilities for details.
Please keep in mind, providing a requested accommodation depends on the nature and functional limitations of your disability, the particular class or classes you take, as well as whether the accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the course or program. In some instances, a diagnosed and documented medical, psychological, or learning disorder may not be considered a disability and status as a student with a disability or disability accommodations may be denied. Please feel free to contact the Office of Disability Services or the website for further information.