Disability Accommodations

At Disability Services, we determine eligibility and help implement reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
Examples include, but are not limited to, the following.

Adaptive Equipment for Classrooms

  • ADA Adaptive Tables: Tables at various heights for persons in wheelchairs for use in the classroom
  • ADA Adaptive Chairs: Ergonomically designed chairs (in the classroom environment) for persons with physical disabilities
  • Audio Graphing Calculator: Scientific calculator for people who have visual or orthopedic disabilities
  • FM Loop Systems: Assistive hearing devices enabling some persons with hearing impairments to use residual hearing
  • Digital recorders: For students who are approved for taping lectures

How to obtain this service
Your Accommodation Specialist will determine your eligibility. Once approved, enter the CRNs for the current term's classes into the AIM Database.

Alternative Format Services (AFS)

Disability Services offers alternate format services to students with documented print disabilities. This means you may be eligible to receive your textbooks in an enlarged format or as a PDF file.

Requests for textbooks or any printed course material in an alternate format should be submitted 4 weeks prior to the term.

Enlarging requests should be submitted a minimum of 3 business days prior to your need.

How to obtain this service
Your Accommodation Specialist will determine your eligibility. Once approved, enter the CRNs for the current term's classes into the AIM Database.

Note Taking Services

If you are eligible for note taking you should work with your accommodation specialist to select the best method that will meet your needs.

Note Taking Volunteers

You may choose to locate your own note takers or ask that your instructor identify suitable classmates. You may ask that your identity not be disclosed to the class.

Our office can provide you with note taking information and specialized paper you can give to your note taker. If you do not have a note taker set up by the end of the first week of class, contact your Accommodation Specialist.

How to obtain this service
Your Accommodation Specialist will determine your eligibility. Once approved, enter the CRNs for the current term's classes into the AIM Database.

Testing Accommodations

Disability Services provides accommodations for class exams/quizzes for students who have been approved for this accommodation based on a documented disability.

These are always proctored and may include accommodations such as –

  • A reader and/or scribe
  • Extended time
  • A reduced distraction room
  • Special equipment
  • A raised workspace

How to obtain this service
Your Accommodation Specialist will determine your eligibility. Once approved, enter the CRNs for the current term's classes into the AIM Database.


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Accommodations such as ASL interpreting, Typewell transcribing, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and captioned media are available to assist Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing students in both credit and non-credit college courses and related activities.

Early Registration

Requests for classroom accommodations of signed language interpreters, Typewell, CART and captioned media should be submitted a minimum of four weeks before the term begins. If you have been approved for these accommodations, you are eligible for, and encouraged to use, early registration through Disability Services. To find out the dates for early registration, contact Disability Services. Early registration is not available online, so you need to make an appointment with Disability Services.

Requests for Registered Classes

If not using early registration through Disability Services, you will need to register online through My Chemeketa and then input CRNs into the AIM database system at the earliest date to allow enough time to schedule accommodations. Note that classroom accommodation requests made with less than four weeks notice may be difficult to fill by the first day of class

Field Trips and Other Special Events

It is your responsibility to look over class syllabi for field trips or other class activities that occur outside of the regular classroom and request accommodations as soon as possible. Requests for these events may take up to 10 business days. Fill out a Request for Sign Language Interpreter/Transcriber form available at Disability Services, located in Salem campus Building 2, Room 174 or e-mail Disability Services or call 503.399.5192.

Miscellaneous Requests

For miscellaneous requests, such as tutoring appointments, meetings with instructors, etc., fill out a "Request for Sign Language Interpreter/Transcriber" form available at Disability Services, located in Salem campus Building 2, Room 174 or e-mail Disability Services or call 503.399.5192. Please allow two business days for these requests.


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Contact Us

Salem campus
Building 2, Room 174
Phone: 503.399.5192
Fax: 503.399.6178
E-mail Disability Services