Accessibility Resource Center
The ARC will continue to provide accommodation and advocacy for all students registered with our office. Staff are prepared to provide technical assistance with accommodations and support with navigating the transition to remote/online learning.
Will I have access to my academic accommodations?
Yes, students are entitled to their approved accommodations for both in-person and remote/online courses. However, these accommodations may work differently than you are used to. If you have questions about specific accommodations please contact your instructor and the ARC.
How will my instructors know about my accommodation needs?
It is very important that you talk with your instructor about your accommodation needs. You will need to request your accommodation letter at the beginning of the 3-week term.
What if I am having trouble with my assistive technology?
ARC can help troubleshoot with your Smart Pen, Sonocent, or Read & Write Gold. Staff can view shared screens,
Will I have access to my alternative testing accommodations (i.e. extended time) in a Remote Learning setting?
Yes. Extended time accommodations apply to any timed assignment, quiz, test, or exam. It does not provide extensions for other assignments such as papers. For extensions on untimed assignments, please contact your professor.
What if my extended time isn’t included in an online quiz?
Do not start the exam. Instead, call or email the professor immediately to ask them to take a look and make adjustments. Upon confirmation from the professor, you may need to log out of your Canvas and log back in for the updated time to be reflected.
I have a question or concern. How can I meet with ARC staff?
The ARC Directors are also using alternative meeting options such as digital (Zoom/Google Hangouts), phone (336-316-2243), and email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Staff are still available to provide support with: accommodations, registration, connecting to resources, check-ins, and advocating with faculty.
What if I am having trouble with assignment deadlines?
These changes are new to most of us. If you are having trouble with any class requirements, you must contact your professor right away.
Can I continue to get tutoring and/or coaching services?
Yes, your Academic Coach will work out a meeting schedule with you. Let them know what your needs are and the two of you can work together. The Learning & Writing Center is also providing online tutoring.