-Taking Tests on Canvas with Extended Time
-Instructors Monitoring Students During Testing
Instructors are testing students in a variety of ways. If the entire class is being monitored by a live proctor (remotely), by a video camera system, or LockDown Browser, the student with testing accommodations should expect the same monitoring. It is inequitable, for example, to visually monitor only the student with accommodations and proctor other students by different means. DASS can proctor (remotely) a student who requires a reader or a scribe, or where the instructor cannot come up with a workable solution in order for the student to properly receive their accommodations. Call or email our office to discuss early!
Enrolling in In-Person, Flex, and Virtual Classes
Masks and Students who are Deaf/deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Dallas County currently requires that people wear masks in public, indoor spaces, and spaces where social distancing is not possible. DASS will have a supply of clear masks for you to provide to your instructors or other key individuals with whom you communicate regularly in order to better facilitate your understanding of spoken language. If you require accommodations beyond the clear mask, please contact your DASS Coordinator to discuss the need.
Emotional Support Animals
Regarding emotional support animals on campus (ESA's), students will be asked to maintain appropriate social distancing for their ESAs, including asking others not to pet or hold the animal, as current evidence suggests that dogs and cats can become positive for COVID-19 or carry droplets in their fur from one person to another. The risk to animals appears to be very low, but we encourage ESA owners to protect themselves, their animals, and their peers. Current advice from the CDC and American Veterinary Medical Association suggests that individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 limit contact with their own pets (cats and dogs) and whenever possible, have others provide their care. If an ESA owner (especially for dogs and cats) tests positive for COVID-19 and is quarantined (and plans to remain on campus), the University reserves the right to ask that the student make immediate arrangements for the care of the animal off-campus.