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Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Thank you for seeking support in working with students with disabilities. We are pleased to offer a list of supportive resources and information to assist you in supporting students with disabilities in the classroom. If you have a question that is not answered on this page, please contact the Office of Academic Resources and Services (ARS) staff directly. We’re here to assist and support you. We welcome opportunities to collaborate and increase access for students with disabilities!

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. Academic Resources and Services is responsible for coordinating disability support services for students, with other College departments assisting in the provision of accommodations for students.

“Qualified” with respect to post-secondary educational services, means “a person who meets the academic and technical standards requisite to admission or participation in the education program or activity, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies or practices; the removal of architectural, communication or transportation barriers; or the provision of auxiliary aids and services.” (U.S. Department of Justice, Disability Rights section).

If you have questions about reasonable versus unreasonable accommodations for your particular course, creating a syllabus utilizing universal design, resources listed below or any other inquiries regarding disability services and academic accommodations, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of Academic Resources and Services.

Resources & Forms


Useful Tips for Working with Students with Disabilities

  • Select course materials as early as possible so that students have enough time to translate or find resources in which materials can be translated to audiotape, Braille, and/or large print.
  • Consider alternative options for assignments that can measure students’ understanding of concepts and materials.
  • Make syllabi and other written materials available in electronic format so that’s it’s accessible to all students
  • Design course web pages and Sakai (if applicable) to be accessible (fonts, readable pdfs etc.). to students with disabilities.
  • Face the class when speaking.
  • Write key phrases and lecture outlines on the board.
  • Provide all in-class instructions in written form (Example: Display discussion questions on screen or via handout–especially helpful for students with learning disabilities).
  • Take a student on a tour of the lab he/she/they will be working in. Discuss safety concerns.
  • Arrange lab equipment so that it is accessible to and usable by everyone.
  • Academic Resources and Services (ARS) will proctor test and exams for students who are registered with the office and have the accommodations related to testing

Department of Academic Resources and Services Staff

Marquisha Frost, Ph.D. 
Assistant Dean & Manager for Academic Resources and Services

Anabel Reyes
Temporary Administrative Coordinator, Dean of Students Office


Bianca Vinci
Student Disability Support Services Coordinator

Academic Resources and Services 
1030 Columbia Ave. #2010
Claremont, Ca 91711
(909) 621-8277