Accessibility Resource Program (ARP)
California Lutheran University recognizes and values diversity in our campus community and is committed to providing equal access and opportunities to qualified students with physical, learning, and/or psychological disabilities. Our Accessibility Resource Program (ARP) provides comprehensive services in a manner that promotes respect and self-advocacy. In addition, we comply with University policy, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990.
If you are a student requesting accommodations, please register with the ARP Coordinator for the facilitation and verification of needs. ARP is located within the Center for Academic and Accessibility Resources (CAAR). You and the coordinator will work together with faculty and other campus personnel to provide necessary accommodations.
Questions? Contact ARP Coordinator- Wendy Perkins at email@example.com or (805)493-3878.
Special Accommodations for 2013 Graduation Ceremonies:
Please see the CAAR page for all the details: http://www.callutheran.edu/car/
What Accommodations and Services are available at California Lutheran University?
The Accessibility Resource Program provides the following accommodations to all students (Undergraduate, Graduate and ADEP) who qualify and request services. Those who qualify are students who have a disability and have met with ARP Coordinator to sign paperwork.
The following services are available:
- Note Taker Services
- Books in Alternative Formats
- Extended Test Time
- Alternative Test Location
- Classroom Relocation
- Priority Registration
- Study Room
- Adaptive Technology Lab and Equipment
- Campus/Community Referrals
We understand that every student has individual needs. Other accommodations may be discussed with the ARP Coordinator. All accommodations and services are provided on our main campus and most are available at our Graduate Centers.
Our Adaptive Technology Lab is located on the main campus in the Pearson Library. It is equipped with the following:
- Kurzweil 3000
- JAWS 9.0
More About ARP
1. How do I request accommodations?
2. Extended Test Time
3. Books in Alternative Format/Reader Services
4. Student Rights and Responsibilities
5. Information Release
6. What if I want to be a note-taker? What do I do?
Please contact the ARP Coordinator, Wendy Perkins, via email ( firstname.lastname@example.org )or by calling 805-493-3878.
For those who qualify (must be an ARP student) for extended time and alternate test location, please complete and return the Testing Accommodation Request Form to our office one week prior to the test date (2 weeks prior to the beginning of undergraduate finals week, regardless of which program you are in).. Each exam is facilitated by a test proctor. Students utilizing any test taking accomodations must adhere to the academic policies of California Lutheran University.
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For those who qualify for books in alternative format, we ask that you place your request three weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. Your books may be available through Bookshare. If not, please complete the Books in Alternative Form Request Form and return it to the ARP Office.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is a federal law that states (a) that a written institutional policy must be established and (b) that a statement of adopted procedures covering the privacy rights of students must be made available. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
As adults, your information is held in confidence and will not be shared unless you sign a Release of Information form or FERPA dictates otherwise. Why then would you want to do this? There are times that the sharing of this information may benefit you:
- Information could be discussed with various professors that you deem necessary to further help you with accommodations.
- The The Accessibility Resource Program Coordinator, the Director of Academic Resource, your Faculty Advisor, or anyone acting in your behalf may discuss this information that you release to other Faculty members ONLY to assist your education and accommodations. They may discuss your grades and additional accommodations that may be utlized.
- Often faculty are intimidated to ask students about disabilites and how they can further help them in their class, they would prefer to ask the profesionals and we can share that information with them.
(The Release of Information form is in the New Student Registration Packet).
- If you are interested in serving as a note taker, please email ARPNotes@callutheran.edu . Please indicate which class(es) you are available to take notes in. Our office will contact you and advise you if a note taker is needed in that class. Thank you!