Classroom Accommodations

To receive classroom accommodations, students must self-identify and provide current documentation of their disability to the Office of Disability Services.  If a student suspects they may have a disability, they are encouraged to contact our office.

Accommodations are available at Nicholls to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access.

Accommodations are identified on a case-by-case basis.  The following are examples of accommodations:

  • Preferential seating
  • Use of a tape recorder in class
  • Extended time for tests and in-class essays
  • Transfer answers to Scantron
  • Reader and/or writer for tests
  • Electronic textbooks
  • Assistive technology
  • Interpreters/captionists
  • Volunteer Notetakers

After documentation is provided to the Office of Disability Services:

  • The student meets with the director to discuss accommodations, and together they form a plan for that semester.
  • The office will type a letter to instructors that identifies the student’s registration with our office and classroom accommodations needed.

Reviewed July 2015