FAQ's

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.

Available Services

What kind of accommodations does Brandman University offer for students with disabilities?

Each student is assessed on an individual basis. Accommodations are customized, depending on each student's needs. Examples of accommodations and services Brandman University provides to students who are registered with the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services include:

  • Coordination of special arrangements to meet individual test-taking needs
  • Volunteer peer note-takers
  • Permission to use a recorder in lecture classes
  • Sign language interpretation
  • Live translation services
  • Real-Time Captioning services
  • Closed captioning transcription
  • Facilitation of obtaining textbooks in alternate formats
  • Adjustable tables and chairs

How can a student receive accommodations?

The student must present professional documentation of a disability.  See our documentation guidelines. All accommodations and services are determined by the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services on an individual basis.

Does Brandman University offer assessments or testing to diagnose learning disabilities, ADHD, or other disorders?

The university does not provide assessments. Email Dr. Loren O'Connor at loconnor@brandman.edu 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. Learn more.

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