Accommodated Testing and Responsibilities of Student Disability Services
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) has been delegated the authority and the responsibility to prescribe academic adjustments and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities.
Concerning accommodated testing, after the SDS office provides the student with his/her Letters of Accommodation (LOA) it is the student’s responsibility to deliver these letters to each instructor. These authorizations outline the accommodations to which the student is entitled, which may include extended time, readers, scribes, enlarged type, and other aids as required.
All students and faculty receive notification of the Student/Faculty Rights & Responsibilities under ADA with their LOA. In addition, this document can be accessed through the Student Disability Services’ web page under Forms & Policies: http://my.uiw.edu/sds/index.html
Responsibilities of Students Requesting Accommodated Testing
- At the beginning of each semester, students need to discuss their accommodated testing requirements with each instructor.
- Students must request accommodated testing services at least two business days in advance, by contacting University Testing Services (UTS) (ph. 210-829-3876) or by completing a Student Make-up Exam Appointment Form online, which can be found here.
- Students who contact UTS less than 48 hours in advance will be scheduled upon availability of a proctor and appropriate testing facilities.
- Walk-in requests for accommodated testing will not be accepted.
- Testing appointments should be made for the same time the class is taking the test, unless another test time has been approved in advance by the professor.
- Students should set their testing appointment early enough in the day to ensure their test will be completed before closing time (Monday-Thursday 6:00 p.m. Friday, 5:00 p.m.).
- Students should discuss any scheduling time conflicts with their professors.
- On the test date, students should bring only items specified by their professor. All other belongings (e.g. backpacks, notebooks, cell phones, iPods, etc.) will be stored in the University Testing Services office while the test is being administered.
- Students must present their UIW student ID card. An alternate picture I.D. is also acceptable.