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What academic accommodations are available for students with accessibility needs (i.e., learning, psychological, etc.)?

The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) at Bucknell University exists to ensure access, provide support, and help the student with a disability to navigate or remove informational, physical and attitudinal barriers. Necessary accommodations are dependent on the nature of the disability, the self-report from the student with a disability, as well as the supportive documentation. The most common necessary accommodations include the following (not to an exhaustive list):

Extended time on exams

Distraction-reduced testing environment (OAR Testing Center)

Note-taking options (i.e., LiveScribe Pen, digital recording device, volunteer note-taker, etc.)

Text-to-speech reader program (Read & Write Gold)

Alternative format for texts/materials (i.e., Braille, large print, digital, etc.)

Individuals seeking accommodations must register with the OAR by self-identifying and providing documentation to support their request. Necessary accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, please contact the director, Heather Fowler, hf007@bucknell.edu or 570.577.1188.

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