The University of Lynchburg is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to students with disabilities. The Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources (CADR) helps students on an individual basis to determine reasonable academic accommodations.
If you are a University of Lynchburg student with a documented disability, you may qualify for accommodations. The following are examples of common accommodations:
- Recording lectures
- Getting notes from another student
- Using a computer for notes
- Having alternative textbooks and materials in different formats
- Consideration of attendance related to disability
- Getting extra time for tests
- Taking tests in a less distracting environment
- Having classes in different locations
- Accessible furniture
Each accommodation is considered and approved on a case-by-case basis.
A student can request an accommodation letter at any time during the semester or term. The letter is valid for one semester or term. It is the student’s responsibility to give copies of the letter to their professors. Accommodations begin as soon as letters are given to professors. CADR recommends that students meet privately with each professor to share any learning strategies they may have and also to clarify how they plan to use the accommodations.
The accommodations are not retroactive. The approved accommodations only apply to events, assignments, or assessments that happen after a professor is given a copy of the student’s letter each semester.
All information shared with CADR is confidential and not shared outside our center. Students can share this information with faculty or advisors as they see fit on a case-by-case basis.
The CADR works with students on an individualized basis through an interactive process to make decisions on reasonable academic accommodations.
These forms are the responsibility of the student to complete and are only accessible using their University email account.