Assisted Learning Services

Assisted Learning Services (ALS) provides accessible education to students with disabilities.

We offer assistive technology and accessible textbooks.

Resources are customized to meet your individual needs.

Students who meet with an Assisted Learning Services Counselor and verify eligibility may receive assistance.

Hours during Spring Semester: 
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Located in A-125
313-845-9617

Offers tutoring and assistance for those with special needs.

Types of Assistance

Testing

Specialized testing conditions include:

  1. extra time,
  2. readers,
  3. writers,
  4. large print tests,
  5. 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.

If a required textbook is unavailable through those resources, contact the Assisted Learning Services Office. 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:

  1. hardware and software that allows text to be scanned and read back to the user,
  2. software that magnifies text on the computer screen,
  3. 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.

Note-taker

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

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters for the Classroom

Deaf or hearing-impaired students will be provided with ASL interpreters for the classroom.

Reader/Writer Services

Students with documented learning disabilities, visual impairments, or other sensory processing challenges may qualify for a reader during testing. A writer will record information for students with physical or visual impairments, if appropriate technology is insufficient.