How to Receive Adjustments

  • Students are personally responsible for applying in a timely manner to the UIS ODS regarding their need for adjustments upon admission to UIS.
  • Adjustments Include:
  •  Extended time on exams
  •  Quiet, distraction free environment for taking exams
  •  Note- taker
  •  Priority registration
  •  Closed captioning
  •  With professors’ approval, may tape record lectures
  •  Assistive Technology (JAWS, Zoom Text)
  •  Braille
  •  Digital text
  •  Audio books
  •  Enlarged print
  •  Service animals
  • A Disability Specialist will interview the student to determine adjustments specific to both the student’s needs and based on the appropriate documentation.
  • Students must hand deliver their adjustment letters to their respective instructors during the instructor’s office hours. It is recommended that adjustment letters not be delivered in class.
  • After the professor and student have agreed upon the academic adjustments requested and have signed the letter of adjustment; the student is responsible to return a copy of all the academic adjustment letters to the ODS disability specialist.  The student will not receive academic adjustments until we have the adjustment letters signed by the professor and student.  The letter is the agreed upon academic adjustments that the professor will provide the student in that particular class.  If there is disagreement regarding the requested academic adjustments, the student may contact the ODS disability specialist and a meeting will be scheduled, if necessary, with the professor, student and the ODS director and disability specialist.
  • Planning and implementation of adjustments by the instructor may take time; therefore, letters approving adjustments should be delivered as soon as possible. Professors have up to two weeks to comply with a request for adjustments.
  • Problems with receiving adjustments should first be communicated to the professor by the student. If not resolved, the student should contact their Disability Specialist.
  • If a student adds a class they must notify their Disability Specialist as soon as possible if adjustment letters are needed.
  • Students must contact the ODS at the beginning of each semester to arrange for academic adjustments and to complete the release of information for adjustment letters.
  • Students who think they are not being appropriately adjusted may file a complaint by contacting the Office of Access and Equal Opportunity at:
    Deanie Brown, J.D.
    University of Illinois Springfield
    One University Plaza, PAC 491
    Springfield, IL 62703
    Phone: 217-206-6222
    Learn more about filing a complaint