Accessible Education FAQs
Brandman is dedicated to helping make our programs accessible for all students. Please browse the FAQ's to find answers regarding accessible services, resources and more.
Accessible Education FAQ's
If you don’t find your answer, please contact the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services.
What type of accommodations does Brandman offer to students with disabilities?
Each student is assessed on an individual basis. Accommodations are customized, depending on each student’s needs.
Does Brandman University offer assessments or testing to diagnose learning disabilities, ADHD, or other disorders?
The university does not provide assessments. Please email [email protected] to request a list of referrals for evaluations.
If a student had accommodations in high school, will they continue to have the same accommodations and services at Brandman?
It is possible to have some or similar accommodations, but it is not guaranteed. K-12 accommodations were provided under the legislative act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In higher education, disability accommodations are provided under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)/Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAA). Existing legislation provides equal access to education for students with disabilities. Accommodations help to compensate for limiting functions of a disability. This allows the student with a disability to compete equally among his or her peers.
What is a Reasonable Accommodation?
A reasonable accommodation is an adjustment designed to mitigate the impact of a student’s disability without compromising the integrity of an academic course or program. Examples of reasonable accommodations are:
- Assistive technology
- Auxiliary aides like sign language interpreters
- Extended time on exams and quizzes
- Notetaking support
- Textbooks in alternative format
Does Brandman provide any services specific to the needs of disabled veterans?
Beyond the services provided through the Office of Accessible Education, Veterans can find additional assistance through the Veteran’s Connection and Support Center.
What kind of documentation do I need to submit?
Students may have their provider complete the Provider Verification Form and/or they may submit other recent and relevant documentation.
Documentation from a physician, psychologist, Veteran’s Affairs or appropriate professorial may consist of the following:
- A statement of the disability diagnosis/es
- A detailed explanation of the disability-related barrier(s) that are present within the academic setting
- A description of specific accommodations requested and a detailed explanation of why each accommodation is recommended
- A list of relevant medication if the symptoms of a medication leads to disability-related barrier(s) in the academic environment If you are applying for services for a Learning Disability, please provide the most recent copy of your psychoeducational assessment. IEP and 504 documentation may be submitted, but may not provide enough information to qualify for services.