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Accommodation Information

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Request a Notetaker

The University of North Georgia's Student Disability Services (SDS) assists qualified students with disabilities in obtaining class notes.

Requesting a class notetaker

The student must pick up their accommodation notifications prior to requesting a note taker. Assistance obtaining class notes must be one of your accommodations in order to Submit a notetaker request.new window All note taker requests are kept confidential for all students. 

Request a Captionist or Interpreter

Captioning

Real-time captioning technologies include live captioning for television, telecommunications relay services and transcription services such as CART and C-Print.

Speech-to-text provides access for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, and for many other groups. Captioning professionals must meet speed and accuracy standards.

There are two types of real-time captioning presently used at UNG; CART and C-Print.

     CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) Services.new window

  • CART is word-for-word speech-to-text translation provided on scene in just about any venue. It can be delivered on location or remotely. The text produced by the CART service can be displayed on an individual's computer monitor, projected onto a screen, combined with a video presentation to appear as captions, or otherwise made available using other transmission and display systems.C-Print

    C-Printnew window

  • C-Print is meaning-for-meaning (as opposed to verbatim) speech-to-text translation that is primarily used in educational settings. C-Print was developed at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) new windowto convert spoken messages into text. A C-Print captionist is specially trained in text-condensing strategies and types on a laptop computer using an abbreviation system. The text is displayed without abbreviations on one or more student computer (laptop) monitors. Captionist must abide by a strict code of professional conduct and follow captioning standard practices.
  • C-Print captionist provide communication in real-time, and also provide a transcript of the class within 24 hours. Transcripts are for the student with the C-Print captioning accommodation, and are not available to other students or to the professor.
  • The decision to schedule personal C-Print captioning versus remote captioning (the captionist is listening and typing from a remote location) is determined by several factors.
    • The amount of notice given by the student when there is a course addition or change
    • The student's prior experience with remote captioning
    • The student's need to have a person present to voice questions for him or her
    • The captionist's schedule and availability
    • Any student who does not receive an accommodation for which he or she is eligible is strongly encouraged to inform the appropriate faculty or staff person promptly, and to let Student Disability Services staff person know as soon as possible if it is not resolved.

If you have questions regarding C-Print captioning in the classroom or you require more information regarding CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services please contact the Student Disability Services office.

Interpreter 

Sign language interpreters are qualified professionals that facilitate communication between hearing individuals and deaf or hard-of-hearing students. All sign language interpreters adhere to a strict code of conduct. 

  • Student Disability Services will provide sign language interpreting for classes, meetings, or other University of North Georgia sponsored programs or events for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and provide appropriate supporting documentation. It is the responsibility of the student to inform Student Disability Services within 24 hours of the scheduled event if an interpreter is required, or if an interpreter should be canceled.
  • Sign language interpreters attend class with the student, but do not participate.
  • Student input on the most effective interpreters for certain classes is always considered.
  • Interpreting services are available to the student, with prior notice, for the classroom, and for other activities, such as; tutoring, clubs, and seminars that are sponsored by the university.
  • Sign Language interpreters are expected to follow the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct, as well as to comply with all Student Disability Services standards and university policies.
  • Submit a Sign Language Interpreter requestnew window (login required)
Alternative Media

Alternative media is currently provided by Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC). Alternative media orders are placed with the Student Disability Services specialist. Please contact Student Disability Services specialists for assistance with text book orders.

Examples of Alternative Media:

  • Books in digital format
  • Books on audio CD
  • Large print formatted text
  • Braille
Request Technology

Assistive technology includes a variety of software and equipment. Free training on software, as well as information of free software that can be accessed by students from home, is provided by the Student Disability Services specialist.

Equipment Guidelines for Students

Examples of Assistive Technology:

Classroom Accommodations
Accommodated Testing

Testing services are provided to students that require extended testing time, a quiet environment or the use of assistive technology. Testing accommodation processes may be different on each campus. To submit a test request or for detailed instructions on scheduling your tests, please select your campus from the list below.

Accommodated testing is available for the following tests:

  • Institutional ACT
  • Placement (COMPASS)
  • CLEP
  • Legislative Exams
  • eCore
  • Other major related tests not listed

For detailed information about these tests, requirements, etc., please reference the specific tests at UNG Testing Centernew window or Admissionsnew window.

Priority Registration
Priority registration is offered to all students that qualify for accommodations. Priority registration allows student's to select courses that meet their individual needs, and allows for arrangement of accommodations in advance. Students who are eligible for priority (early) registration are encouraged to use this accommodation by meeting deadlines for advising and arranging a schedule. Course prerequisites and registration holds are the responsibility of the student. Student Disability Services does not have the authority to override students into restricted classes.
Order an e-Text
Order an e-Text through the University Bookstore.
Provisional Accommodations
Provisional support services and/or accommodations are provided to allow necessary time for the procurement of supporting documentation, or to substantiate the need for accommodations. If the supporting documentation based on the criteria established by the Georgia Board of Regents  is not provided before a certain date (usually one month) the provisional accommodations will be discontinued.  If the new documentation submitted does not meet the BOR criteria, the provisional support services will be suspended immediately.
Medical Excused Absence
Some disabilities require consideration of flexibility in attendance requirements with regard to excused absences, these are known as disability related absences. An excused absence is an administratively approved absence from class or required activities of a program, without penalty.
Course Substitution
A student is required by the University System of Georgia to meet the essential requirements of his or her respective program. Any request for course accommodations and substitutions will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Distance Education
Students requiring accommodations with on-linenew window courses or eCorenew window should contact the Student Disability Services office.
Become a Notetaker

Note Takers

What are the benefits of being a note-taker?

Students interested in becoming a note-taker will receive the following:

Student Notetaker Stipend

    • The notetaker stipend will be $40.00 for each class. Stipends for notetakers that have withdrawn from class prior to the end of the semester will be pro-rated. In order to receive a stipend a vendor authorization form must be completed.  Stipend's will not be issued until one month after the end of the semester.
    • Requires registration in Student Disability Services office. Note-takers must complete the following:

Priority registration

    • Priority Registration will be given to any notetaker for the following semester provided they complete their service agreement. Student Disability services will not pro-rate priority registration.

Co-curricular credit

  • Co-Curricular credit will be issued on a student's OrgSyncnew window account if the student wishes to receive this credit.
  • Co-Curricular Transcript- is a history of your involvement and participation in clubs, organizations and intramural sports on campus, as well as your attendance at guest speaker events and presentations. Co-curricular transcripts are important for scholarship applications, internships, or when you apply for transfer admission to another college or university. You may request a copy of your co-curricular transcript through the office of Student Involvement.
Campus Accommodations
Physical Barriers/Campus Accommodations

Physical barriers may require adaptive furniture in the classroom. Students requiring this accommodation should notify the Student Disability Services office. 

If you are experiencing or become aware of a physical barrier, please report it to the Student Disability Services office.

Campus Housing
Student Disability Services works in cooperation with the University of North Georgia Residence Lifenew window to assist students with on campus housing needs.
Service Animals/Emotional Support Animals

Service animals are dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Service animals assist individuals with disabilities as defined under federal law.

If you are a service animal handler in training, you are not required to register with the Student Disability Services office.

Personal Services

Federal regulations associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act specifically state that post-secondary institutions are not required to "provide attendant, individually prescribed devices, readers for personal use or study, or other devices or services of a person nature." Personal care attendants and transportation services are the responsibility of the student.

Personal care needs are the responsibility of the student. A student who needs personal assistance, as indicated by his or her documentation, should procure the most appropriate services to ensure safety.

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