Northwood University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act*. Here are some answers to questions about how Disability Services on our campus can help you release your potential.
What services do you offer?
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) has a variety of accommodations for eligible students. These include:
- Testing in a quiet room with reduced distractions
- Testing with extra time
- Having quizzes, tests, and exams read through text-to-speech Kurzweil software
- Having a classmate serve as a volunteer note taker
- Using audio versions of texts on Kurzweil
- Using speech-to-text program Dragon for dictating.
Who is eligible for accommodations?
Enrolled students who present appropriate documentation for disabilities that affect learning or access to learning are eligible for accommodations.
What documentation is required, and how do I provide it?
Documentation should be mailed or faxed to the LRC or brought with you for your first visit with Elise Harding, LRC Specialist & Learning Accommodations Services. Documentation should contain the accommodations required and the reason(s) for them. Acceptable documentation includes:
- A letter or report on official letterhead from a qualified specialist
- An IEP from your high school.
How do I obtain Accommodations?
All students who need accommodations must register with Elise Harding in the LRC during the first week of classes or at least two weeks before accommodations are required.
At the first meeting, you will discuss your situation. You will receive specific procedures for requesting accommodations each term. Finally, you will sign a waiver allowing the LRC Staff to arrange for your accommodations.
What other academic help is available?
Any Northwood student may participate in free programs offered through the Learning Resource Center. These include:
- Tutoring in Accounting, Mathematics, and Writing for any course during scheduled lab hours
- Guidance on various college appropriate topics such as study, time management, college reading, and test-taking through:
- workshops and
- Individual Academic Support sessions
Where do I go for more information?
If you have any questions about our learning accommodations services, want to send documentation, or would like to arrange for accommodations, please contact us anytime.
Elise Harding, LRC Specialist & Learning Accommodations Services
Dr. Lynette Nadal, Director
Learning Resource Center
Turner Education Building
Phone: (561) 248-7046
Fax: (561) 681-7971
*Northwood University is not required to provide accommodations which would compromise the standards of the curriculum or which would pose an undue financial or administrative burden to the department or university. Northwood University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, gender, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. The University is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.