Students attending University of Lynchburg who seek academic accommodations must qualify in keeping with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments. Qualifications and reasonable accommodations are determined by the Accessibility and Disability Resources Coordinator.
University of Lynchburg is committed to providing equal access and equal opportunity to students with disabilities. The Accessibility and Disability Resources Coordinator works with students on an individualized basis through an interactive intake process for determination of reasonable academic accommodations.
Academic accommodations offered to eligible University of Lynchburg students with disabilities may include but are not limited to: recording lecture, student notes, use of a computer for note taking, alternative format textbooks and classroom materials, consideration of attendance related to disability, extended testing time, reduced distraction testing environment , class location adjustments and accessible furniture. Accommodations are considered and approved on a case by case basis.
Accommodation letters are provided to students upon request and are valid for a period of one semester. Communication specific to students who have been approved for accommodations is done anonymously through a listserv group.
Academic accommodations begin from the time letters are provided to individual faculty. Accommodations are not retroactive and cannot be applied to events, assignments or assessments occurring previous to the faculty receiving a copy of accommodations letters each semester.
It is the student’s responsibility to provide accommodation letters to his/her professors each semester. The student is advised to meet privately with each professor to create an understanding of how the disability impacts learning and arrange a plan of implementation for accommodations (testing arrangements, information regarding use of technology, etc.). Confidential information regarding the specific disability or diagnosis is not shared by the Coordinator. Students may share this information with faculty or advisors as they see fit on a case by case basis.
Contact Center for Accessibility and Disability staff for more information.