Exams + Course Materials
Your disability may impact your ability to take exams under the standard exam conditions. Exam accommodation may include:
- An oral rather than a written examination
- Split or extended time
- Dictation of answers to a second party
- Use of a computer or other adaptive equipment
- A different physical space
How to Arrange an Exam Accommodation
The Disability Service Coordinator and you will determine the type and extent of accommodations required based on your disability documentation. After you make arrangements with the Disability Service Coordinator for exam accommodations, you will be asked to promptly discuss these arrangements with your instructor(s) at the beginning of the term.
The following steps are to be followed if you write your exams with Disability Services.
- As soon as you have been notified of the exam, pick up a Request for Exam Accommodation form [PDF 51k]. If a faculty member provides the dates of all in-class, mid-term and final exams at the beginning of the term, you can complete all the forms for each of these at the same time.
- Contact your instructor to discuss the exam accommodation. Ask your instructor to check and sign the form.
- Forms are returned to Disability Services at least two weeks prior to an exam.
- The Office will contact your instructor and you will be notified of the accommodation three days before the exam.
- The instructor will deliver the exam to the Disability Service Coordinator prior to the start time of the exam.
On the day of the exam:
- Arrive 10 minutes early and be ready to begin the exam at the designated time. Start and stop times for examinations will be strictly followed.
- The only material you are allowed to take into the exam room will be the material that has been authorized in writing by your instructor.
- Coats and bags are not permitted in the exam room. It is preferable that these items are left in a locker. A location will be provided for any items that are not permitted.
- The Disability Service Coordinator will assign you a room (alone or with other students) with an invigilator present or will assign you a private space with periodic checks by an invigilator.
After the exam:
All examination materials will be collected and passed on to your instructor by the exam invigilator.
Course Material in Alternate Formats
The College and Institute Library Services (CILS) is a library service for eligible students who cannot use conventional print because of visual, learning, or physical impairments. This service provides learning materials in alternate formats such as voice recordings, electronic text, large print and tactile graphics.
To make use of this service, contact the Disability Service Coordinator, providing two months lead-time prior to the beginning of a class. Information about CILS and a complete listing of resources are on the Web at www.langara.bc.ca/cils/.