Disability Support Services works with students with disabilities who seek academic, housing, or other accommodations for disability-related needs. Our process is designed to ensure that students have an opportunity to engage in an individualized and interactive process with Reed staff to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
All students are welcome to meet with a Disability Support Services staff member to discuss potential accommodation needs. Examples of disability-related accommodations for students include:
- testing accommodations, such as extended time or a reduced-distraction testing environment
- in-class accommodations, such as note taking services, recorded lectures, or priority seating
- alternative format materials, such as access to texts in a digital, audio, or Braille format
- coordination of communication services, such as interpreters, readers, and scribes
- mobility-based accommodations, such as classroom re-assignment
- housing accommodations, such as a single occupancy room or wheelchair-accessible unit
- any other accommodation that is needed to ensure equal access to Reed programs and services
This list is not comprehensive. Reed College takes a highly individualized approach to providing accommodations. For information on how to request one of these or other accommodations, please visit our Accommodations Process page.
In addition to guiding students through the accommodations process, Disability Support Services offers support to students with disabilities in the following areas:
- referrals to campus and community resources
- guidance and support in communicating with faculty and other departments around accommodation needs
- coaching support for study skills and time management/organization strategies
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