Disability Accommodations & Services

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) and the ADA/504 Compliance Committee develop the policies of the institution pertaining to serving students or staff with disabilities. These policies are developed to ensure that (1) the University has documentation of a disability and (2) reasonable accommodations have been made to provide program and physical access. Accommodations can be made only after the individual provides the appropriate documentation.

The individual is encouraged to disclose to the ODS and provide the necessary documentation. Reasonable accommodations will be arranged to assist a student or staff member with a disability based on a plan supported by complete documentation and developed conjointly with the Office of Disability Services. Such services may include testing accommodations, alternate text formats, and other reasonable classroom and learning strategies that provide equal access to the learning environment.  Personal services and personal aides are not ADA/504 accommodations and are not provided by the University. 

A student, with disabilities verified by the Office of Disability Services, shall also be entitled to alternate testing conditions to help the student accurately demonstrate his/her true competency in that particular subject. Alternate testing conditions will only be granted if they are supported by documentation and do not alter the fundamental nature of the course. These examination accommodations might include extended time, oral exams, use of a reader, use of a scribe, and alternate test format.

In all instances involving an academic course, the classroom instructor is responsible for providing equal access to the learning and examination processes by meeting each student's needs as outlined on his or her accommodation form.  Students wishing to utilize their approved accommodations are responsible for meeting with their professors to discuss their accommodation needs and to have their accommodation forms signed and dated by the faculty.  Faculty should contact ODS with any questions or concerns regarding accommodations.

Contact Us
 

Exeter Hall, Suite 59
Phone: 603.645.9630
Fax: 603.645.9718

Director: Hyla Jaffe
Email: h.jaffe@snhu.edu