Accommodations are changes to how things are normally done that provide you with an equal opportunity to participate in and enjoy the benefits of your education. Accommodations may include:
Changes to a classroom environment or task
Examples include providing a quiet room for test taking and other test taking accommodations e.g., providing extended time, giving the exam in alternative formats, permitting the use of a dictionary or spell checker, and repeating instructions], and providing written materials in alternative formats such as large print, Braille, computer disk, or audio tape.
Removal of architectural barriers
Examples include adapting a dorm room to meet the needs of a student who uses a wheelchair and installing better lighting in classrooms to assist students with low vision.
Modifications to policies, practices or procedures
Examples include providing course substitutions or waivers and extending timelines for completing assignments.
Provision of appropriate auxiliary aids and services
Examples include providing sign language interpreters, note takers or scribes, tape recorders, and readers.
The law states that some students with disabilities have a right to academic accommodations. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Resolution 504, Berry College accommodates students with documented disabilities. Students who believe they will need accommodations for a disability should contact the appropriate office as soon as possible after acceptance to the College.
Students with documented special needs (i.e. learning disabilities, emotional, psychological, or physical disabilities) must make an appointment to meet with Martha Van Cise, Academic Support Center director, as soon as they decide to attend Berry College so they may identify their need for accommodations. The student seeking accommodations for a disability must provide documentation of the disability. If the student does not provide documentation, no accommodations will be provided. Parents or guardians cannot identify special needs for their child.
Inquiries about academic accommodations should be directed to:
Martha Van Cise, Director
Berry College Academic Support Center
Memorial Library, First Floor
Mt. Berry, GA 30149-5043
Kim Sippel, Secretary
Inquiries about housing accommodations should be directed to:
Lindsey Taylor, Director of Residence Life
Residence Life Office
P.O. Box 490087
Mount Berry. GA 30149-0087
FOOD SERVICES ACCOMMODATIONS
Inquiries about food services accommodations should be directed to:
Fraser Pearson, Director Phone: 706-368-1701
Berry College Dining Services 2277 Martha Berry Hwy P.O. Box 26 Mount Berry, GA 30149
STUDENTS WITH SERIOUS MEDICAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
Those with serious health issues should contact:
Anita Errickson, Health & Wellness Center Director
Ladd Center 34
PO Box 490067
Mount Berry, GA 30149
Those with serious psychological conditions should contact:
Dr. Marshall Jenkins, Counseling Center Director
It is also advisable for those with serious health and/or psychological conditions to ask their physician for a referral to a physician in the Rome area.