Reasonable accommodations provided include, but are not limited to, registration assistance, counseling and advisement, academic modifications, academic support services including note-takers, readers during exams, interpreters (sign language), proctoring of exams, extended test-taking time, textbook taping, assistance with photocopying, library retrieval, transcribers, library assistance, and assistance in accessing the buildings on campus.
Academic modifications are potentially a form of reasonable accommodation. Depending on the particular circumstance, accommodations may include, but are not limited to the following: reduced course loads, course substitutions, extending the amount of time to complete the requirements for graduation, allowing part-time programming, providing extensions of time for completing assignments, and similar modifications. While Fordham University will consider making academic modifications in appropriate circumstances, no academic modifications will be granted which fundamentally alter the nature of the course or program or which unduly burden the University financially or administratively. Requests for academic modifications should be made to the director of disability services, Carolyn Mooney, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustments will be made in conjunction with members of the faculty and respective academic deans.
Please Note: Accommodations must be requested at the beginning of each semester by filling out an Accommodation Form and submitting it to the office. You will be given these forms at your initial intake meeting or can pick them up at the office if you are already registered with us. Additionally, the Office of Disability Services does not grant accommodations retroactively. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the office in regards to accommodations in the semester they require services. If new accommodations are needed, you must meet with ODS to discuss adjusting your accommodation plan and may potentially need to provide updated documentation accordingly.