By: Cathy Poston
The Disability Services Offices (DSO) is a practical, down-to-earth program that aims to help students become self-sufficient advocates for their own needs and rights.
As a support service, it is a self-help program that emphasizes rights and responsibilities and at the same time safeguards the academic integrity and standards of college courses and programs.
Reasonable accommodations are provided on a case by case basis according to the documentation submitted. Accommodations may include:
- extended time to complete tests, quizzes, exams
- distraction free environment
- note takers
- readers and/or scribes
- use of assistive technology
Currently there are approximately 360 students receiving services through the DSO program.