Accommodations for Visually-Impaired Students
Blind students who seek accommodations from DRS, have the opportunity to meet with DRS and each instructor in each course in which the student is registered in advance of the beginning of each course to:
- Review and discuss the course syllabus and other available information about the format(s) in which the course will be presented;
- Identify all materials that will be provided to or used by students as well as written materials that will need to be converted each week of the semester; and
- Confirm with the student that the format will be usable by the student’s assistive technology or, if appropriate, how equally effective alternate access will be provided. (Ensure you have documented what “equally effective” means for the student).
The College will offer the opportunity for a meeting with visually-impaired students who seek accommodations from the DRS. If a visually impaired student accepts an offer for a meeting, the DRS will similarly meet with the student and each course instructor in which the student is registered, as outlined above in A-C.