Types of Accommodations

The Graduate Center provides readers/library assistants, real-time captioning, sign-language interpreters, notetakers, scribes, assistive technology, and other auxiliary aids and services as needed. A few examples of possible academic accommodations are extended or divided time for taking an examination, as might be required for a student who has a learning disability or for whom physical stamina is reduced; use of a computer or other auxiliary aid during an examination; adjustments in course load when appropriate; and recording of classes. Assistive technology available at the Graduate Center is described below.

Adaptive equipment and computer software are available at the Graduate Center. Computer users have access to screen-character enlargement, text-to-speech, and optical-character-recognition scan-and-read software, a closed-circuit television and voice recognition software. For students with hearing impairments, the Graduate Center has available a personal FM listening system (for use on an individual basis for classes and meetings). The auditoriums are equipped with infrared equipment to assist those with hearing impairments.