The Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 mandate postsecondary institutions that receive federal financial assistance to provide educational programs and services that are accessible to students with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodations for programmatic and physical access. The goal is to ensure equal opportunity and treatment as well as creating a welcoming environment for students with disabilities.
If extended time and/or low distraction setting for testing has been approved by the Office of Disability Services, students can schedule their testing at the Academic Support Center (ASC) by making an appointment at their website: http://www.fit.edu/asc/, and click on “Testing Appointment.” It is important for the student to plan ahead as the ASC requires 48-72 hours advanced notice, depending on the testing accommodation request. If the course instructor(s) can replicate such accommodations, then a student may be required to take the quiz/test/exam within the academic department. Examination procedures for the Academic Support Center are listed on their website: http://www.fit.edu/asc/examination-procedures.php.