Missouri S&T students with disabilities can register with Student Accessibility and Testing to be approved for accommodations. Accommodations allow students with disabilities equal opportunity to benefit from campus learning environment and opportunities.
Student Accessibility and Testing works with students to establish individualized accommodation plans specific to each student's disability-related need.
Common accommodations and implementation procedures are listed below.
Students, course instructors, or staff members who have questions or concerns about accommodations or their implementation should promptly contact Student Accessibility and Testing.
Course instructors may implement exam accommodations through the Testing Center or arrange to provide them within their areas.
Accessible format textbooks and other course reading materials are provided in a format that can be accessed by students who use assistive technology, such as screen magnification and text-to-speech software.
Digital textbooks that can be read by text-to-speech software are available from many sources. Students can often purchase accessible e-books without having to go through Student Accessibility and Testing. Students with this accommodation are encouraged to check for an accessible version of the text before purchasing a print version.
If a textbook is not available in an accessible format from another source, students with an alternative format text accommodation can use MinerAccess to request the textbook from Student Accessibility in an accessible format.
Notetaking accommodations are intended to give students access to materials covered during course lectures. Provision to audio record lectures and access to a laptop or tablet are common accommodations that achieve this access. A provision to audio record may be used to supplement the student's course notes. Students can use the recording to review parts of the lecture to help with processing new concepts and filling in missed portions of notes. A laptop or tablet with stylus may provide apps and technology that assist in notetaking.
If audio recording and notetaking technology do not provide access needed, students should contact Student Accessibility and Testing to discuss further accommodation and access needed.
Student Accessibility and Testing works with deaf and hard of hearing students to determine the types of services needed to provide access. SAT then works with the student, course instructors, and service providers to coordinate course access.
Missouri S&T recognizes the importance of providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in the on-campus living environment. Students requesting an emotional support animal or modification to their housing/dining arrangement as a disability-related accommodation should follow the accommodation request process.