Accommodations & Accessibility

What you need to know about Online Finals and Accommodations

Consult your student accommodation letters

Review your students' accommodation letters to know what accommodations the students with disabilities still may require.

  1. Extra time: To extend time for individual students on an exam in iLearn follow these instructions or contact sdrc-at@ucr.edu
  2. Provide a Word doc: If you are providing your exam in a document, an option would be to provide a Word document as the format. This allows students who may be using assistive technology to access text-to-speech and/or enlarged text in a way that does not disrupt the flow of the document. It also allows the most efficient way for students to access your exam and return the exam.
Contact the SDRC

Students/faculty that identify accommodations (aside from the two noted above) are still encouraged to reach out to SDRC. SDRC will remain open to accommodate those students who need to come into their office. 

SDRC Testing Center, sdrc-exams@ucr.edu, 951-827-3028
SDRC Assistive Tech/Alt Media, sdrc-at@ucr.edu, 951-827-5381
SDRC Main Desk, sdrc@ucr.edu, 951-827-3861

A Note from the SDRC

Final exams originally scheduled to be proctored in the SDRC Testing Center Saturday, March 14, 2020 through Friday, March 20, 2020 will no longer take place in the SDRC Testing Center. The SDRC will schedule students on a case-by-case basis, during final exams week (M-F, 8am-5pm), who may need assistive technology to complete the alternative examination assigned by the instructor.
  
For online, take home or other exam formats, please be sure to consult the student accommodation letters to know what accommodations the students with disabilities still may require even when the exam is administered in your atypical format. Does the student need the exam in an alternate format? Or do they need to use assistive technology?
 
Guidance for posting exam iLearn for students that get extended time:
https://sdrc.ucr.edu/blackboard-accommodations
 
Formatting an online or take home exam to ensure accessibility:

  • If you are providing your exam in a document, an option would be to provide a Word document as the format. This allows students who may be using assistive technology to access text-to-speech and/or enlarged text in a way that does not disrupt the flow of the document. It also allows the most efficient way for students to access your exam and return the exam.
  • If you are providing a document in PDF format for students to access, the PDF must be a text based/searchable PDF.
  • If you have questions or would like assistance regarding the format (docx, pdf) of the exam please contact sdrc-at@ucr.edu

Accommodations for students with disabilities in research labs or next quarter’s online course environments:

  • If you have questions about the provision of accommodations as we move forward in these settings, please contact SDRC.

 If you have any questions as we move forward, please contact our offices:
SDRC Testing Center, sdrc-exams@ucr.edu 951-827-3028
SDRC Assistive Tech/Alt Media, sdrc-at@ucr.edu, 951-827-5381
SDRC Main Desk, sdrc@ucr.edu, 951-827-3861