Remote Testing Accommodations FAQ

Can I still use my testing accommodations in the virtual/online classroom setting?

Yes, your testing accommodations can be requested and utilized in an online setting. Students are responsible for making their accommodation requests for each test, quiz, exam, final exam, etc. they wish to use accommodations on (find the example later on this page).

How do I make a request to use my testing accommodations?

Extended Time on Tests (Time & ½ or Double Time)

Students should contact their faculty members directly to request their Extended Time on Tests accommodations. Faculty members will adjust times appropriately in Canvas, Blackboard and other testing platforms. To ensure that your accommodation is in place at the time of your test, it is highly recommended that you send your email communication 48-72 hours before the time of your test. Students must request their accommodations for each test they wish to use accommodations on.

Email communication should include:

  1. The accommodation you are requesting for the upcoming test, quiz, exam, etc.
  2. What specific test you are requesting the accommodation for.
  3. The date of the test.

Example Email:

Dear Professor,

I’m writing to request my accommodation of Extended Time on Tests: Time & ½ for the Chapter 5 Test on Wednesday, March 25.  Thank you for your assistance. If you have any questions please contact me or Accessibility Resources, accessresoruces@uc.edu

Quiet Room or Individual Room

Students can take their online exams in an environment that best meets their needs. You do not need to make a formal request for a distraction reduced environment to your faculty members. 

Reader

Students who utilize a reader accommodation will be able to use Assistive Technology, such as Read & Write Gold or their computer’s built in screen reader, to facilitate a reader accommodation. Students can download Read & Write Gold for free on Accessibility Resources Assistive Technology website. Windows users can also utilize Narrator, while Mac users can use the Speech features. If Assistive Technology is not a viable option, students should contact their Accommodation Coordinator in Accessibility Resources to determine an appropriate plan of action.

Remote Testing Accommodations FAQ

Students who need a scribe accommodation can utilize dictation features built-in to both Mac and Windows computers. If Assistive Technology is not a viable option, students should contact their Accommodation Coordinator in Accessibility Resources to determine an appropriate plan of action.

What should I do if I need additional assistance with my testing accommodations?

Any student requiring assistance with their testing accommodations should contact their Accommodation Coordinator in Accessibility Resources. Your Accommodation Coordinator will work with you and faculty to determine the best course of action to provide your accommodation.

  • Dr. Matthew Sauer: matthew.sauer@uc.edu
    • Words with students within these colleges: Arts and Sciences, Social Work, CECH, and Adult Learning Center
  • Whitney Saunders: whitney.saunders@uc.edu
    • Works with students within these colleges: Allied Health, Business, CCM, DAAP, Engineering, Nursing, and Pharmacy
  • Michael Southern: michael.southern@uc.edu
    • Works with students within these colleges: College of Law and College of Medicine
  • Testing Services will be monitoring all testing related accommodations and questions from the following email address: testdel@ucmail.uc.edu

Accessibility Resources and Testing Services staff are here to support students during the remainder of this semester, even if we are not physically on campus. Please reach out with questions or concerns so that we can make this period of transition a successful one.