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Auxiliary Aids

Students with documented disabilities must request auxiliary aids as part of the disability disclosure and accommodation process. 

Examples of Auxiliary Aids

Some of the various types of auxiliary aids and services may include:

  • taped texts
  • notetakers
  • interpreters
  • readers
  • computers/laptops
  • smartpens
  • iPads/digital devices
  • videotext displays
  • television enlargers
  • talking calculators
  • electronic readers
  • Braille calculators, printers, or typewriters
  • telephone handset amplifiers
  • closed caption decoders
  • open and closed captioning
  • voice synthesizers
  • specialized gym equipment
  • calculators or keyboards with large buttons
  • reaching device for library use
  • raised-line drawing kits
  • assistive listening devices
  • assistive listening systems
  • telecommunications devices for deaf persons.

 

Technological advances in electronics have improved vastly participation by students with disabilities in educational activities. Colleges are not required to provide the most sophisticated auxiliary aids available; however, the aids provided must effectively meet the needs of a student with a disability. An institution has flexibility in choosing the specific aid or service it provides to the student, as long as the aid or service selected is effective. These aids should be selected after consultation with the student who will use them.

Please consult the Office of Civil Rights informational article “Auxiliary Aids and Services for Post-secondary Students with Disabilities” for additional guidelines and information.

 

For more information, contact  Andrea Vassar at 410-778-7883 or .

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