How can students with disabilities arrange for accommodations in an online course?

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Common accommodations students with disabilities request in online courses include the remediation of inaccessible PDFs and other documents into accessible formats, captioned videos, and extra time on assignments and tests. Accommodations should be requested in the same way they are requested for onsite courses. To receive accommodations from a postsecondary institution, students should contact the campus disability services office for information about documentation requirements and procedures. For a description of their rights and responsibilities with respect to access to online courses, students can consult Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities. 

To receive accommodations for online presentations and courses offered by entities other than a postsecondary institution, students should contact administrators of the host organization.