Auxiliary Aids and Services
Students with hearing impairments may be eligible to use an auditory trainer. The College is responsible for supplying this piece of equipment. The faculty member simply attaches the microphone to his/her shirt. The student is able to hear the lecture through an ear piece.
An interpreter for the hearing impaired will be provided for those students who require it. The Office will work with the student to determine situations outside the classroom where the interpreter will be necessary to meet academic requirements. If the student is being sponsored by VESID or another agency it is the student’s responsibility locate and secure funding for the interpreter.
Many Siena students are eligible to receive note takers as part of their accommodation plan. The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities attempts to locate volunteers to serve as note takers. In the event that the office is unable to locate a volunteer, the faculty member will be asked to make a recommendation. Note takers are required to copy their notes after class or use carbon paper. The office provides access to a photocopy machine or NCR-Carbonless note taker paper. Note takers are designed to allow students with disabilities the opportunity to focus on the lecture and to ensure that their notes are complete. ***Having a note taker is not an excuse to miss class. Students are expected to attend class regularly.
The use of a tape recorder may also be included on a student’s accommodation plan. The student will provide the necessary recorder and tapes and record the lecture in a discreet manner.