Academic Assistance

Students who meet with an Assisted Learning Services Counselor and verify eligibility may receive one or more of the following types of assistance:

Specialized testing conditions including extra time, readers, writers, large print tests, and use of a computer with text magnification and voice synthesis capabilities. These services are available for classes as well as for some standardized tests.

Textbooks in Alternate Format
Students who require textbooks in alternate format should check for availability through online resources, such as CourseSmart or Bookshare. When doing so, students should have the book title, author, edition, publication date, ISBN number, and publisher information at hand. If a required textbook is unavailable, contact the Assisted Learning Services Office, at (313) 845-9617, for further assistance. Please request books three weeks in advance, to ensure their arrival before the semester begins.

Adaptive Equipment
There is a range of equipment available for use by students with physical or learning disabilities. This includes hardware and software that allows text to be scanned and read back to the user, software that magnifies text on the computer screen, and software that reads or describes most text and icons encountered on a computer screen. This equipment may aid blind or partially sighted individuals as well as those with some types of reading disabilities. Training on some systems may be required. Other adaptive equipment also may be available. Please call (313) 845-9617 to inquire.

Students who qualify for note-taking assistance will be allowed to use a recording device in classes and may also qualify for a notetaker.

American Sign Language Interpreters for the Classroom
Deaf or hearing-impaired students will be provided with ASL interpreters for the classroom.