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Student Disability Resource Center


Accommodations by Disability Type

While actual approved accommodations are determined by careful review of your file, we provide, in general, the following accommodations.

Every student has unique circumstances, so the accommodations approved for you will be based on the application and documentation you submit when you register with us, as well as the recommendations of your coordinator. 

General Accommodations

For Blindness or Visual Impairments:

  • audio books or eText
  • use of audio recorder in class
  • note takers in class
  • extended time on tests
  • use of computer and technology for taking tests
  • scribe for taking tests (although we encourage use of technology as much as possible to increase your level of independence)
  • reduced course load recognized as full-time by USC

For Wheelchair Use:

  • approval for use of adaptive van with wheelchair lift through USC Transportation
  • accessible desks in the classrooms
  • depending upon functional limitations, additional accommodations may include extended time on tests, note takers, and reduced course load recognized as full-time by USC

For Psychiatric Disabilities:

  • reduced course load recognized as full-time by USC
  • use of audio recorder in class

For Deafness or Hard of Hearing:

  • sign language interpreters
  • note takers
  • reduced course load recognized as full-time by USC

For Traumatic Brain Injuries:

  • reduced course load recognized as full-time by USC
  • use of audio recorder in class
  • depending upon functional limitations, additional accommodations may include approval for things such as extended time on tests and note takers

For Learning Disabilities:

  • extended time on tests
  • use of audio recorder in class
  • reduced course load recognized as full-time by USC
  • depending upon the specific learning disability and functional limitations, additional accommodations may include approval for things such as audio books or note takers

For ADD/ADHD:

  • extended time on tests
  • use of audio recorder in class

For Health-Related Disabilities:

  • student may need to eat or drink during class or exams
  • student may need to use the restroom during class or exams
  • student will need to sit in the seat of their choice
  • use of audio recorder
  • extended time on tests
  • reduced course load recognized as full-time by USC