Accommodations for Testing and Classroom Learning

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


Extended time - A student may require extended time 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 accommodations for the student:

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


Real Time Services and Auxiliary Aids - Aids, such as note taking, voice, close vision/tactile interpreting or scribes, may be required as accommodations, depending on the student's Disability Services Agreement. Other technology, such as audio enhancement FM systems or low vision monitors, may be available for usage through NTID.


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

  • Make sure the classroom is well lit.
  • Consider using dark (black) markers and large print on white boards and overheads.
  • Students with vision challenges may need to sit closer to the front of the room.
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