Accommodations are tailored to the individual needs of students.
Reasonable accommodations must be supported by current documentation.
A wide range of accommodations are available including, but not limited to:
Extended Time Testing
- Testing accommodations may include up to double time for test taking in the Testing Center
- Testing can be completed in the Office of Testing Services – Room S-127 OR students can make arrangements to test with their instructor.
- Faculty are responsible for dropping off and picking up all exams.
- To avoid confusion the student and instructor should discuss testing arrangements and how this accommodation will be implemented as soon as an exam date is announced.
**Please note testing with the instructor does NOT guarantee full extended time.
- This is a support service for qualified individuals to assist in getting content information from classroom lectures and discussions.
- Students requesting this accommodation must present their note taking accommodation form to the instructor.
- Instructors are asked to assist the student in locating a note taker.
- Once a note taker is found, the student requesting the service must provide their note taker with contact information and make arrangements for receiving notes.
- If a peer note taker cannot be located, the student should contact the Resource Accommodation Specialist in the Office of Specialized Services. The office can work to identify a note taker through an alternate resource.
- We also provide notetaking services via Notetaking Express (a downloadable app) which requires the student to meet with the Resource Accommodation Specialist for a brief orientation and to sign up.
- Tutoring accommodation is available to all students free of charge.
- This accommodation provides a set 2 hour/week per subject with the same tutor for the entire semester.
- It is essentially a standing appointment.
- You can start or end the appointments at any time.
- Basic four function calculator (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division); not a scientific or graphing calculator.
- You will need to provide your own calculator for course work.
- Record lectures using a smart device i.e., phone or laptop.
- If your professor does not already allow you to take notes on a computer, you can now do so.
Individual Registration Assistance
- When registration begins you can make a 1-hour appointment with an academic counselor.
- They can help you pick a program or evaluate the one you are in.
- You have access to that counselor anytime. *New Students ONLY
If using a textbook, you need to send the following to the scanning technician: ISBN #, Proof of receipt, and the Size of enlarged print.
- Once schedule is confirmed, an adjustable desk can be provided.
- Please email email@example.com with your class information.
- Make an appointment with the Office of Testing Services (www.bergen.edu/testing )
- A smart pen is a device that can record audio from lectures in addition to recording the handwritten notes that you take in class.
- A Digital Pen is an input device which captures the handwriting strokes and transfers it into digital information.
- Make arrangements with Testing Services to take the test there.
- Be sure to make arrangements BEFORE the test or quiz occurs.
- An ASL/English Interpreter for meetings, classes, events, etc.
- To utilize these services, you will be connected to Deaf Services.
- Remote CART & live transcription or captioning services are available for students who are deaf or hard of hearing for regularly scheduled classes and labs as well as for other special campus events.
- Hardware such as use of an adapted mouse, adapted keyboard, or large monitor.
- Software programs that are developed for use as a screen-reader and magnifier programs listed below:
- Text-to-speech applications: Kurzweil 1000 and Kurzweil 3000;
- Screen Reader applications: JAWS®/Freedom Scientific;
- Screen Magnifier/Reader applications: ZoomText Magnifier/Reader.