Center for Accessibility Resources

Education Accommodations

LBCC's Center for Accessibility Resources provides accommodations to students with documented disabilities.

Ways Accessibility Resources can help you include: 

  • Placement test accommodations
  • Notetaking
  • Alternative text formats (e-text or audio)
  • Assistive technologies that assist with reading and writing (screen readers and speech to text programs)
  • Testing accommodations for courses enrolled in
  • Academic Success Coaching
  • Help build self-advocacy skills
Accessible Formats

Most people are able to learn from the things they see and hear in their environment, but some disabilities interfere with one or both of these information gathering methods.

If you have sensory impairments or learning disabilities, you may need to use accessible formats such as:

  • E-text or audio files for reading textbooks and classroom materials
  • Handouts on colored paper
  • Screen enlargement software
  • Text to Speech software
  • Speech to Text software

For assistance, contact formata@linnbenton.edu

Curriculum Accommodations

Accommodations are directly linked to functional limitations caused by the disability. Accommodations that affect the way you learn in the classroom or demonstrate knowledge may include:

  • Extended time to complete large assignments/projects
  • Written and oral directions from the instructor
  • Notetaker
  • Digitally recording lectures
  • Textbooks in audio or e-text format

Knowing what accommodations work for you improves your ability to do good work in the classroom, completing homework or in your place of employment.

Testing Accommodations

Some students need accommodations to complete tests, and accessible formats may be prepared for use in the classroom. Frequently, testing outside of the classroom is scheduled.

In addition to a classroom test accommodation, coordination between the Center for Accessibility Resources and the Student Assessment Office allows scheduling of appropriate accommodations for the College Placement Test, the GED and other tests proctored through the Student Assessment Office. 

If you are a student who needs testing accommodations, check with the Center for Accessibility Resources prior to the day of your test. Common test accommodations include:

  • Extended time
  • Scribe/Reader
  • Use of screen reader or speech to text software
  • Use of word processor for essay tests
  • Use of calculator or multiplication table
  • Use of spell checker
  • Memory Aids
  • Reduced-distraction area