Accommodations and Assistive Technology

Students receiving services must have a documented disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

Students are responsible for supplying current and sufficient documentation of the disabling condition. Documentation is reviewed by the Center's professional staff and is utilized in determining appropriate accommodations for individual students.

Types of Disabilities for Academic Accommodations

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Mobility Impairments
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Vision Impairments
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Health & Medical Conditions

Exam Accommodations

Students with disabilities are encouraged to provide reasonable notification to instructors for exam accommodations. If CDS proctors the exam, it is the student's responsibility to contact CDS at least five days prior to an exam. CDS will not proctor make-up or retake exams during final exam week. Further, it is the student's responsibility to notify CDS of any changes or cancellations in the test schedule.

Other Accommodations and Services

  • Test accommodations including extended time frames
  • Proctored exams
  • Specialized equipment
  • Priority registration
  • Interpreter services
  • Note-taking assistance
  • Tutor referral
  • Computer training
  • Referral to outside sources

Faculty/Staff Accommodations

Faculty and Staff requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Human Resources at 334-244‑3253. The Office of Human Resources and CDS offices will work collaboratively to provide accommodations as needed.

Assistive Technology & Computer Labs

The CDS Computer Lab is open to all CDS students. CDS students may also request individualized training for basic computer skills and adaptive technology if desired.

If you need assistance, please contact Center for Disability Services at 334-244-3631 or email cds@aum.edu.

Assistive Technology on Campus

(All software is installed on the computers in the CDS Computer Lab and the Taylor Center Lab located in the first floor of Taylor Center.)

  • Window Eyes & JAWS

  • Premier Literacy Suite

  • Speaking Calculators & Spell Checkers

  • ZoomText 

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking

  • CCTV 

  • Adjustable Tables 

  • Trackballs & Enhanced Keyboard 

  • Digital Audio Recorders

  • ABBYY Optical Character Recognition

  • DAISY/Audio Book CD Players

  • Perkins Brailler

  • Digital Vision Enhancer