The Center for Student Accommodations (CSA) provides educational support services to currently enrolled PSU students with a diagnosed Learning Disability, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or a Physical/Mental Illness which substantially impairs one or more major life activities. Disabled students may qualify for services that accommodate for their impairments and provide equal access to educational opportunity.
Reasonable accommodations depend upon the nature and degree of severity of the documented disability. While the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that priority consideration be given to the specific methods requested by the student, it does not imply that a particular accommodation must be granted if it is deemed not reasonable and other suitable techniques are available.
The specific type of service is determined on an individual basis. We attempt to match the student with the appropriate service. Reasonable accommodations are typically categorized on the basis of: (a) mode of presentation (e.g., note-taker for class lectures, reader for exams); (b) mode of expression (e.g., use of a computer for written exams), (c) location and setting (e.g., distraction reduced testing location), and (d) time (e.g., extra time for tests).
The Center for Student Accommodations can also provide study skill strategies and direct students to other appropriate university support services.
To qualify for the services:
2. Contact the Center for Student Accommodations for an appointment with the Coordinator to review your eligibility for accommodations.
3. Send of copy of your most recent disability documentation from your school and/or qualified healthcare professional to the Center for Student Accommodations.