Request for Accommodation

Procedures and Information Regarding Requests for Accommodations:

 The rights of students with disabilities are protected under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It is the policy of Touro University California to ensure that no qualified student with a disability is excluded from participation in or, subjected to discrimination in any University program, activity, or event. The University is committed to granting reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Policies and procedures must ensure that students with a disability will not, on the basis of that disability, be denied full and equal access to academic and co-curricular programs or activities or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under programs offered by the University.

 If a student feels he or she has been discriminated against because of a disability by another student or by University personnel, he or she has the right to request an investigation into such a matter through the University grievance policies and procedures (spelled out in detail in your Student Handbook available on-line through the University website and available in hard copy in major offices as well as the library).

 Procedures and Information Regarding Requests for Accommodations:

 An application for accommodation of a disability must be made by the student. Verbal disclosure prior to or following admission is not sufficient. Students may apply for special accommodations anytime during their academic curriculum, however, if granted, the accommodation is given only for the academic year in which it is requested. In case of changed circumstances, with respect to any disability, subsequent applications must follow for each academic year the student is requesting accommodations (including request during clinical rotations, clerkships, internships or any other off-campus programs that are part of the students' required college/program curriculum).

 A student requesting an accommodation for a disability under the ADA must meet with the Learning Specialist, Jill Alban, Ed.D. An application for accommodation of a disability can be obtained at that meeting.

 Although students can apply for accommodations at any time during their academic program, it is strongly advised that if you are seeking accommodations, you submit your application and all required documentation well in advance.

Accommodations

The following is a list of accommodations that may be provided, given the student has provided the appropriate documentation:

• extra time on timed examinations and/or quizzes
• extra time on in-class assignments
• provisions to take examinations and/or quizzes in a quiet, separate room
• tape recording of lectures
• note taker services
• front row access in classes with assigned seating
• other accommodations will be considered as presented.

 Students who are in need of diagnostic testing or the need to provide current documentation should meet with the Learning Specialist. Information on testing and testing locations can be obtained through this office. Costs of testing and assessments are the responsibility of the student.

 Details for the policies and procedures for determination of the accommodations, necessary documentation, appeals and regarding privacy of records are available in the Student Handbook, available on-line through the University website and available in hard copy in major offices as well as the library.