How can students with disabilities arrange for accommodations at a postsecondary institution?

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In order for students with disabilities enrolled in postsecondary institutions to receive disability-related accommodations, typically they must first register with the institution’s office of disability services for students. Procedures and documentation requirements vary from institution to institution so it is important that students contact disability services early to ensure their accommodations will be in place prior to the start of each academic term.

Common accommodations students with disabilities request include the remediation inaccessible PDFs and other documents into accessible formats, captioned videos, a note taker, and extra time on assignments and tests.

For a description of their rights and responsibilities with respect to access, postsecondary students can consult Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities.