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Academic Adjustments for Testing and Classroom Learning

Adjustments for testing and classroom learning are approved and recommended by the Disability Services Office, on a case by case basis. Examples of adjustments given to students include, but are not limited to:

Extended time - A student may require extended time on tests/quizzes due to the student's additional disability.

Alternate testing locations, Proctored breaks and/or multiple testing sessions - Instructors can consider using the RIT Test Center within the Disability Services Office, the NTID Learning Center or reserving a classroom, as options.

Modification of materials - Sometimes materials need to be altered to make adjustments for the student:

  • enlarged font size of reading material
  • changed font type of reading material
  • alternate textbook format

Real Time Services and Auxiliary Aids - Note taking, voice, close vision/tactile interpreting are provided through NTID's Department of Access Services. FM systems are provided through NTID's Communication Studies and Services. Low vision monitors are provided through the NTID Service Desk.

Classroom assistance - Altering the layout of the classroom can provide simple, yet effective, adjustments to the students:

  • Make sure the classroom is well lit.
  • Consider using dark (black) markers and large print on white boards and overheads.
  • Deaf-Blind/low vision students┬ámay need to sit closer to the front of the room.