Types of Accommodation

Access Services understands that each student is unique so reasonable accommodations are tailored to students' needs based on their specific conditions. This list is not exhaustive so just because an accommodation isn't listed, doesn't mean it can't be accommodated. For questions, contact access.services@minotstateu.edu.

Time and a half - This accommodation allows students extended time on all quizzes and exams. For example, if a student had 50 minutes to complete a test without accommodation, time and a half would allow the student 75 minutes to complete the exam.

Double time - This accommodation allows students extended time on all quizzes and exams. For example, if a student had 50 minutes to complete a test without accommodation, double time would allow the student 100 minutes to complete the exam.

Distraction Reduced - In this type of testing/quiz environment, a small group of students will be taking assessments. The students will not all be taking the same exam or starting at the same time. Noise-cancelling headphones are available for this type of environment.

Testing Alone - This type of environment allows the student to have a solitary environment to take exams.

Scribe: voice-to-text - Voice-to-text allows students who may have trouble with dexterity to communicate their answers verbally, which is then turned into written format using technology.

Reader (Read Write Software) - This technology allows students to have test or quiz questions read to them. This accommodation might be useful for someone who has difficulty with reading comprehension.

Note card - This accommodation aids students who may have difficulty with recall due to their condition. The note card is not a form of notes but helps the student jog their memory. For more information on this accommodation, please see the link below.

Notecard Instruction Sheet [pdf]

Transcription - This creates a document of the professor's lecture through Microsoft Teams or OneNote. This accommodation is ideal for students who have difficulty multitasking.

Power points before class - Power points before class can be provided as note-taking accommodation when the professor already uses Power Points as part of their lecture.

Preferential Seating - This allows students to have accessible tables or allows students who may need to be close to exits to have an assigned seat.

Student audio recording of class - Students can record the lecture through their personal devices to refer to later.

Adjustment to class attendance requirements/Flexibility for task/project due dates - This accommodation is useful for students whose condition may have periodic flare-ups that cause them to miss class or have difficulty completing assignments. This accommodation involves an interactive process that considers both the student's needs and the course requirements. Flexibility accommodations must be set up every semester by scheduling an appointment with Access Services. Appointments typically last one hour. The student needs to bring all syllabi for the courses in which they are requesting flexibility. The student will fill out the flexibility form and engage in an interactive process with the Access Services coordinator. The student must approve of the plan before it is sent out to faculty. Students needing this accommodation are highly encouraged to set up this flexibility appointment as soon as possible as the accommodations are not retroactive. To schedule an appointment to set up flexibility accommodations, please use the Starfish link below.

Starfish Login

Early Access to Assignments - This accommodation may help students with executive functioning challenges. When possible, assignments are opened early so students can work ahead and plan out the tasks that they need to complete.

Movement Breaks - This accommodation aids students who have difficulty sitting still for long periods of time. These students can leave class for short periods of time (30 seconds - 2 minutes) and return to the classroom to participate in class.

Alternative text - This accommodation aids students who may need assistance with reading comprehension or need their textbooks in a different format. Students must fill out the alternative format request form, available below and attach receipts to receive their textbooks in an electronic format. Fulfilment time depends upon the publisher.

Alternative Format Request Form