Offices & Services

Disability Access

Auxiliary Aids

Individuals with disabilities may request auxiliary aids and/or services as reasonable accessibility accommodations. 

Colleges are not required to provide the most sophisticated auxiliary aids available; however, the aids provided must effectively meet the needs of the individual with a disability. An institution has flexibility in choosing the specific aid or service it provides, as long as the aid or service selected is effective. These aids should be selected after consultation with the person who will use them.

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


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If you have difficulty accessing any portions of this page with adaptive technology, please contact Taylor Fields at 410.810.5841or