ADA compliance

As a learning-centered community, Lynn University recognizes that all students should be afforded the opportunity to achieve their academic and individual potential. In accordance with the university’s mission as well as federal and applicable state laws, the university is committed to making reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with documented disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. If special accommodations are needed, please contact the ADA compliance officer. to assist in documenting and defining those needs. Accommodations are not retroactive therefore, for any accommodation the instructor must be presented with the form specifying the needs. Issues regarding employment are handled through Employee Services.

It is the policy of the university not to discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its educational services, programs or activities. A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual.

Services for eligible students under the ADA

Students who wish to receive ADA accommodations should have the ADA coordinator review their documentation to determine eligibility to receive services and reasonable accommodations provided at the college level.

Accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Use of alternative testing environment for examinations
  • Extended time on examinations (1.5x) or (2x)
  • Use of assistive technology (speech to text, text to speech, PDF’s)
  • Use of computer for written assignments and examinations
  • Ability to record class lectures (with permission)
  • Use of calculator for mathematics examinations (when appropriate)
  • Use of spellcheck when it does not fundamentally alter a core requirement of an assignment
  • Scribe for ScanTron examinations
  • Use of instructor’s, or instructor’s designee notes when available
  • Relaxation of attendance
  • No use of red ink
  • Enlarged font

No tests are altered in either format or content by the testing center staff. Readers are only permitted to read the questions exactly as they are written. Testing center staff members proctor all exams.

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018