Accommodations and Services

Disability Support Services is primarily responsible for providing academic accommodations to students needing classroom modifications; however, we also provide numerous other services to help ensure student success. 

Academic Accommodations

Accommodations are modifications to the academic requirements that are necessary to ensure equal access to qualified individuals with a disability. Students are granted accommodations based on the documentation provided of their disability. Accommodations are tailored to meet individual needs.

Examples of accommodations include extended time for testing, books in alternate format, assistive aids and equipment, note takers, and interpreters. A minimum of four to six weeks notice may be needed to provide some accommodations. Because accommodations can take time to implement, if you have not already contacted DSS you should do so immediately.

Accommodations that are of a personal nature or will impact the essential requirements of the individual program of study will not be provided. Examples include personal care attendants and waiving of required coursework.

Harford Accommodate

Accommodate is an online self-service portal for students. Students registered with DSS can submit requests and print accommodation memos from any device 24/7!

Support Services

In addition to providing students with accommodations and handling disability-related concerns, Disability Support Services provides numerous additional services to students with disabilities, including: