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Center for Student SuccessAccessibility Services

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It is the policy of MVNU that no qualified persons with disabilities shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of its programs or activities.

Any qualified student who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and/or working, can receive assistance at MVNU as provided in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and in the applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The office of Academic Support serves as the campus contact for any disability-related needs that students may have. Below is a brief overview of Accessibility Services

Students who request special accommodations for disabilities must have current documentation of disability on file in the office of Academic Support from a qualified professional, such as a licensed counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, or physician. The documentation should contain the following:
 
  • Date(s) of Evaluation
  • Diagnosis
  • Reference to the types of evaluation procedures utilized
  • Evaluation results and/or test scores (as appropriate)
  • Limitations of student functioning (especially as related to the higher education environment)
  • Recommendations for accommodations, which are helpful in assisting institutional personnel in determining appropriate and necessary support
  • An accurate and current picture of how the disability impacts the student at the present time, and thus in most cases, the documentation should be less than three years old
When the documentation arrives, the Assignment of Accommodations form is filled out by the Academic Support office and placed in the student’s file. This form specifies the reasonable accommodations that will be provided for the student by MVNU while enrolled as a student.
In order to receive accommodations, the student must personally request specific services each semester. Services are not provided for a student automatically, without a request. To access accommodations, the student comes to the office of Academic Support and fills out the respective forms. The Academic Support staff work together with students to ensure that accommodations are successfully accessed in each course as applicable.
 
The most frequent accommodations provided by the Academic Support office are listed below. Other accommodations may be provided as needed, upon request.
 
Textbooks on Tape
 
Students who have documented need for auditory access of textbook material may have textbooks recorded. After the documentation arrives, students are encouraged to complete the appropriate forms to access this service. It is helpful to complete the forms at least three weeks before the semester begins in order to assure access in a timely fashion. The Textbooks on Tape forms describe the process and policies for effective access to this accommodation in detail. Priority will be established based upon the earliest receipt of documentation and returned forms.
 
Note Takers
 
Students who have documented needs for assistance with hand-written notes in class may receive notes that are taken by another student in said class. There are forms that a disabled student completes, preferably the day before classes begin, in order to access this service. These forms inform the professor of the service that is being provided, and specify the process for the reproduction of the notes. Enlarged notes can be provided. For Graduate and Professional Studies, the notes may be typed.
 
Alternative Testing Methods
 
Students who have documentation that indicates a need for alternative testing methods, such as extended time, rest breaks, oral testing, or testing in a non-distracting environment, may have tests administered in an alternate location selected by the professor or in the Test Center (<—link to Test Center page). There are forms that are used to access this service, which specify the process and policies in detail. Students are encouraged to complete the forms the day before classes begin in order to coordinate the process in a timely fashion with professors’ schedules.

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