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Responsibilities & Resources for Faculty Implementation of SSD-Authorized Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Students seeking testing accommodations based on a disability-related need for equal access are expected to provide you with a current Academic Accommodation Authorization memo, printed on Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) letterhead and signed by the Director and/or Learning Disabilities Specialist. The following information is provided to assist you in implementing the exam accommodations for which students have been authorized. The University Policy on the Determination & Authorization of Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities at Binghamton University, and additional information regarding student, faculty and staff rights and responsibilities in the process, can be found under the "Information for Faculty" link in our SSD website at Please contact SSD with questions or concerns regarding individual situations.

Arranging for Alternate Testing Sites:

Reserving Laptop Computers from SSD: If a student's disability involves the inability to effectively read and/or handwrite exam questions and responses, the authorization may include access to a computer and word processing program equipped with print enlargement, screen reader, or voice recognition technology. Laptops for this purpose may be reserved from Services for Students with Disabilities by contacting Mrs. Carol Hall, SSD's Assistant Director, at 777-2686 or, five days in advance of the scheduled exam.

Implementing Exam Accommodations for Students with Disabilities                      

Providing Your Exam in a Format Compatible with Adaptive Technology:


Thank you for your partnership in providing the academic accommodations that insure equal access for students with disabilities and for your caring support of student learning. Please feel free to contact me at any time.



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Last Updated: 7/25/13