Information for Test Proctoring
The Disability and Accessibility Services (DAS) office may provide test accommodations for students registered with our office. This may mean you qualify to use our space for quiet testing or for extended testing time. Please note our new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are registered with the DAS office this term and have been provided testing accommodations which your professor cannot provide for you.
We are located at 19000 Hubbard Drive, just East of campus.
Our office is room 224 Fairlane Center North.
Our testing office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
All exam requests require ONE WEEK (7 day) advance notice.
For example: you have an exam next Friday you must request proctoring the Friday before.
If you are registered this term, you will need to follow the Student Test Proctoring Request Guide to send in your request at least one week in advance for every in-person course your professor cannot provide your accommodations for.
In that joint email make sure to use our new email@example.com email address to submit these requests. It is very important that you include your UMID #, course name, date of exam, start time with our office, how long the class receives for the exam, if it is online and list all approved accommodations needed during your exam.
For online courses remind your professors in advance that your additional time is built within those online quizzes and exams (at least 3 days in advance). You will not submit a test request with our office for online exams.
If a student requests to use their test accommodations for in person classes and you cannot provide the accommodations, they will need to send an test request email to you and include our test proctoring office (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least one week (7 day) in advance. From there we will assess our office availability and ask for you to reply all with your decision.
The DAS Test Proctoring Info for Faculty F21 document has more details on what we need from you. Please note proctoring hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
You can call our office at 313-593-5310 or email us at email@example.com.
Alternative Formatting Process
Alternative Media is the term applied to required course material such as textbooks, electronic documents, and other printed materials which the student needs converted into an accessible format, either a PDF or word document. Students with documented disabilities such as a visual impairment, reading or other learning disability, attention deficit disorder, or physical disability, which makes reading and understanding standard print difficult or impossible, may be eligible for an accommodation of alternative text format.
Eligible students must first be registered with our Disability and Accessibility Services on campus. Approval for alternative text formats is based on your interactive process meeting with our Disability and Accessibility Services Coordinator and proper medical documentation.
Students must request from the Disability and Accessibility Services office all reading materials needed for classes each semester.
- Purchase their own copy (copies) of the books needed.
- Submit the Alternative Book Format Request Form.
- Turn in a copy of the receipt of purchase and physical book(s) to 2157 UC.
- Provide a copy of your syllabus for each course requiring alternative formats.
- Share with the Disability and Accessibility Services office any inaccessible course materials (articles, pdfs, PowerPoints) that need to be converted to a text format.
The DAS office will verify that students who request alternative formats are eligible to receive the accommodation.
Once verified the DAS office will acquire or create an alternative format of the book(s) requested.
- Locate or procure an alternative format from the book publisher
- If DAS cannot obtain one, we send your physical book out to have the spine removed
- Scan your physical book to create PDF files. (Note our PDF’s do not provide read out loud capabilities)
- Rebind student’s textbook and notify them their book(s) are available for pick up.
- Create Microsoft Word documents for the textbook files we created if requested so they can read aloud to students.
- Send to student sections needed through their umich email and/or umich M+ Google Drive account based off class syllabi schedule.
Securing alternative formats is often time-consuming. All requested materials are processed on a first-come first-serve basis. Therefore, students who use alternative media are encouraged to make alternate format requests prior to the beginning of the semester. This may require communicating with professors before the start of classes.
NOTE: Rented textbooks are accepted for alternative formatting requests, however be aware you will not be able to return the book(s) to the University of Michigan Dearborn bookstore or to other sources if we have to cut and scan the textbooks.
Adaptive Equipment on Campus
The following is a list of some of the adaptive technology available on the campus:
Mardigian Library - One station on the ground floor is dedicated for use by persons with disabilities. There are computers with adjustable stands, screen enlargers, screen reader software and a large print keyboard.
College of Business Labs (FCS) - The computer labs for Business students each have one computer with screen enlarger and screen reader software.
CASL Building - Computer labs for student use have Zoom Text, a screen enlarger software available in all labs.