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DRC students with note-taking accommodations indicated on their Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) are legally entitled to utilize note-taking during online courses, if needed. Online note-taking look different among asynchronous and synchronous courses. Please refer to the DRC office to inquire if your online pedagogical approach requires note-taking assistance. Student input will clarify the need for note-taking assistance.
DRC students with lecture recording accommodations indicated on their Academic Accommodation Plan are legally entitled to record lectures If needed. Online lecture recording looks different among asynchronous and synchronous courses. Please refer to the DRC office to inquire if your online pedagogical approach requires lecture recording. Student input will clarify the need for lecture recording. The majority of lecture recording will be audio recordings. It is best-practice to video record lectures that are visual in nature (i.e., ASL, CTE, Practicum courses) if the student is approved for lecture recording as an accommodation. Video recording should fall within the parameters of student confidentially by limited the recording to the lecture content and not other students in the course.
DRC students who are Deaf and hard of hearing (D/hh) are legally entitled to utilize interpreting and captioning services during online courses if needed. Online interpreting and captioning services look different among asynchronous and synchronous courses. Please refer to the DRC office to inquire if your online pedagogical approach requires interpreting and/or captioning services. Student input will clarify the need for interpreting and/or captioning services.
Any audio content (e.g., MP3s, Zoom recorded sessions, Screen-o-matic sessions) has to meet 508 standards.
D/hh students may request interpreting services for audio recorded content, in addition to accessibility standards.
If needed, work with the DRC office to ensure an interpreting request has been made via the Sign Language Interpreter Request form Work with Sarah Phinney, to add DRC Interpreter Observer to Canvas shell so interpreters have access to review course content – this enhances the interpretation for D/hh students.
Interpreters and/or captioners should be provided for D/hh students during any live course discussions (i.e., Zoom sessions, Facebook Live, etc). If needed, work with the DRC office to ensure an interpreting request has been made via the Sign Language Interpreter Request form Work with Sarah Phinney to add DRC Interpreter Observer to Canvas shell so interpreters have access to review course content – this enhances the interpretation for D/hh students.
If note-taking is required, ensure D/hh student has note-taking assistance – they cannot see interpreter and take notes simultaneously OR you can record Zoom session and ensure it is accurately transcribed and provided to D/hh student.
Visual material will assist: Share screen, utilize PPTs, pictures, etc.
Ensure zoom screen visibility is granted to D/hh students’ and interpreter – they will need to visually see each other to actively participate Zoom screen sharing among all is recommended – please consider the security of Zoom sessions.
Accommodations DRC students with testing accommodations indicated on their Academic Accommodation Plan are legally entitled to utilize testing accommodations during online courses, if needed. Please refer to the DRC office to inquire if your online pedagogical approach requires testing accommodations. Student input will clarify the need for accommodations during exams.
Student Provides AAP to instructor at the start of the semester or time of need.•Student requests testing accommodations at Testing Center for each exam.
Testing Center works with instructor to facilitate proctoring.
Student provides AAP to instructor at the start of the semester or time of need.
Exams via Canvas: Instructor extends exam time for student.
Exams not given via Canvas: Instructor allows extension on allotted exam time.
Instructors allows students one hour to complete exam.
Student has 1.5X extended exam time as accommodation – Instructor extends Canvas exam to one and a half hours.
Student has 2X extended exam time as accommodation – Instructor extends Canvas exam to two hours.
Instructor allows students 24 hours to complete on- hour exam on Canvas
No accommodation is given for this
DRC students will have to complete their 1.5X or 2X extended exam accommodation within the allotted 24-hour time frame
Email your class a friendly reminder to reach out to you if they would like to use their accommodations or you can reach out to DRC students individually to inquire
Be available for questions during allotted exam time and time frame to complete exam
Refer students to DRC if they requests academic accommodations with short notice – subjective to a reasonable time frame to set-up accommodations
Reduced distraction environment – this is difficult to monitor from home. The student will need to manage a quiet space for themselves Scribe – the student needs a scribe. Perhaps a family member can assist and this can be proctored via a Zoom recording. Another option is the student can Zoom record their answers/response
Scan and read – the student needs the exam digitally read to them. Connect with Fernando Roman to work on a readable version of the exam. Final projects or assignments are not considered final exams. If DRC students are requesting extended time on assignments, refer them to DRC.
DRC virtual contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 559-791-2215
Yes, EVERYTHING. Courses and student services will remain online through the end of the semester. Online might mean Canvas, or Cranium Cafe (online counseling), Zoom conference calls, or phone calls, or emails.
The “shelter-in-place” directive given by Governor Newson requires us to operate online only.
Call 559-791-2215 to set up an appointment with Roman in the DRC for training or troubleshooting.
We will still be online-only for Final Exams. Check your Canvas courses or contact your instructors directly for information on how this will look in your classes.
Check your PC emails and Canvas for information from your instructors.
For now, you can download both Canvas Student and Zoom on any smartphone. If your course requires the use of a laptop and you don’t have one, call 559-791-2200 to request assistance.
Call (559) 791-2215 to make or cancel an appointment. We will use Cranium or Zoom video chat, or phone calls. Appointments are available for: DRC Counseling, registration assistance, selecting courses for Summer & Fall 2020, probation or disqualification, Alt Media software training, & test accommodation requests.
Tutoring, mentoring, & PASS sessions will be conducted online Click here to use online tutoring, mentoring, & PASS services
DRC staff is contacting instructors to remind them to extend time for online quizzes and exams. Email email@example.com or call 559-791-2215 if you want to make sure we have notified your instructors.
Yes, Mental Wellness Counseling is available online (Cranium). Call (559) 791-2215 to set a mental wellness appointment.
Learning disability assessments are suspended until further notice.
Tulare County 211 provides a list of local food pantries FoodLink Tulare County does food distributions - appointments required Many local schools are providing free breakfast and lunch to kids age 1-18.
Porterville Family Crisis Center has a 24/7 hotline: 559-784-0192 They offer services for people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and more.
If you are on academic probation or disqualification, complete the online orientation then set an appointment with the DRC counselor.
1. Complete online application
2. Provide Verification of Disability (VOD)
3. Complete Intake appointment with DRC counselor
4. Complete DRC Orientation (via Canvas)
5. Request specific accommodations every semester.
Extra time on quizzes/tests
Convert books to audio formats
VOD, or Verification of Disability, is documentation that shows what type of disability you have, and what limitations the disability causes. Possible examples of VOD include:
The DRC Orientation is completed through Canvas:
1. DRC Staff will email you a link to the Orientation.
2. Make sure to complete both pre-test and post-test.