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Word Processor for Essay Exams
The Office of Disability Services, where appropriate, and subject to the approval of the Dean of the student’s School or College, may recommend that a student with a qualifying disability be permitted to use a computer with word processor as a form of academic accommodation during examinations.
Before contacting Disability Services to borrow a laptop computer, students should first check with their Professor in order to determine if there is a computer that can be used within the Professors office or within the academic department.
Procedure for Requesting a Laptop from Disability Services
If the use of a computer with word processor is one of your accommodations and you are unable to obtain access to a computer through your professor or corresponding academic department, you may request to borrow a laptop computer from Disability Services.
You must request a laptop computer at least two weeks prior to the date of the exam. A separate request form must be submitted for each exam.
Disability Services will need the following information:
- Both your name and the name of your professor
- The name of the class in which you are taking the examination
- The date of the examination
- The name, phone number, and e-mail address of the person to whom Disability Services will be delivering the laptop computer. In most cases this will be your professor, a teaching assistant, or an individual within the academic department.