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Office Announcement Spring 2020

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Office Announcement Regarding Transition to Remote/Online Learning

 
This is an update to students registered with the Disability Resources and Services Office at CU Denver regarding the University’s decision to move to remote/online learning for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. 

As of Monday, March 16 from 8 AM – 5 PM the Disability Resources and Services Office will have virtual hours only from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Our physical office, including the Testing Center and the Assistive Technology Computer Lab will be closed until further notice beginning Monday, March 16. 

However, staff will be available remotely to assist with coordinating accommodations. We will be working to accommodate our students as they complete their Spring classes in an online format. Please know that more information is forthcoming and information may change. We will be updating our website and will be sending out additional email announcements as needed. 

Please continue to monitor your UC Denver email daily for updates. If you are not receiving emails from our listserv and want to be included, please let us know by emailing: disabilityresources@ucdenver.edu 

For Exam/Testing Accommodations: 

• Testing Center/Individual Rooms Beginning Monday, March 16, all exams will be moving to an online/virtual format. Exams will no longer be taken in the Testing Center as they are being transferred online. Please connect with your professor for all accommodations needed. Any questions, please contact alt.testing@ucdenver.edu

• Extended Time Per your approved accommodations, confirm with your professor on the amount of extended time. If your instructor has questions regarding extended time, please refer them to: alt.testing@ucdenver.edu

• For students with a Reader accommodation If you would like to use this accommodation, contact alt.testing@ucdenver.edu to schedule a reader for your online exam. 

• For students with a Scribe accommodation It is recommended to use the built in Dictation in Word or Windows 

• Assistive Technology with Exams For any assistive technology questions regarding online exams (Text-to-speech, Kurzweil 3000, ZoomText, etc.) please contact: atlab@ucdenver.edu For Note-Taking Accommodations: 

• Current note-takers are still expected to take notes during this transition to online classes. For note-takers who are taking notes for anonymous students, you will email your notes to: disabilityresources@ucdenver.eduand then these will be distributed to the students. 

• All anonymous students will receive their notes from: disabilityresources@ucdenver.edu . All note-takers who are in contact with students requesting notes will send notes straight to the student. For any questions or concerns with note-taking accommodations, please contact Lisa Donovan, Accommodations Coordinator, at: lisa.m.donovan@ucdenver.edu Assistive Technology\ Assistive Technology Computer Lab: 

• The Assistive Technology Computer Lab (AT Lab) will also be closed during this time. For students who need access to a computer and printing services, it is recommended to use the Auraria Campus Library as a resource during this time. 

• For any technology accommodation questions (Electronic textbooks, Kurzweil 3000, Sonocent Audio Notetaker, Read & Write, etc.) please contact: atlab@ucdenver.edu Remote CART or Interpreting: 

• Interpreting and captioning services will continue during the online/remote learning transition. 

• For additional information, please contact Lisa McGill, Director, at: lisa.mcgill@ucdenver.edu

For Video Captioning, please contact Stephanie Robbins, Assistive Technology Coordinator: Stephanie.robbins@ucdenver.edu

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