1. What kinds of services and accommodations does SAS provide?
For students with disabilities, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides services that pertain to that student's specific disability or medical condition. Some of our services include extended time testing; separate, low-distraction-setting testing; assistive technology, such as smart pens or screen reader software in our learning lab; and make-up assignments and tests after an unplanned absence occurs.
SAS encourages college students with disabilities to self-advocate and to learn to articulate their strengths and weaknesses; self-advocacy and communication abilities are two invaluable skills that can increase successful outcomes for college students.
Accessing Text in an Alternate Format
Some students may need to access their books in an alternative format. In this case, SAS will assist students in locating and ordering texts.
SAS staff can assist in problem-solving academic concerns. Whether it is an issue in a particular course or a difficult assignment, our office is more than willing to offer advice and brainstorm with students for possible options. SAS staff members are also happy to help students to connect with additional resources, both on- and off-campus.
Organization and Time Management
College life can be a lot of fun, but adjusting to it can also be challenging. We understand that it is likely that this will be the first time you have been "on your own." We are available to help you figure out the best way to manage your academic and athletic responsibilities as well as your social life.
Connecting to Resources
SAS strives to connect students to the many resources available to all students at North Carolina Central University.