Academic Accommodations

Office of Accessibility Resources

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The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case basis.

At a student’s request and when appropriate, OAR Director ( or 570-577-1188) is available to:

  • Meet with any student regarding academic concerns.

  • Consult with students regarding approved accommodations and make the appropriate referrals to on and off-campus resources when needed.

  • Advise students on ways to talk to professors regarding accommodation needs.

  • Facilitate conversations between students and professors to identify reasonable accommodations for specific academic needs.

  • Discuss assistive technologies and other academic adjustments.

The OAR director talks to the individual about documentation during the initial conversation. No student should delay meeting with the OAR director, even if the student has concerns about not having the appropriate documentation.


The OAR recommends that the professor should be providing the test (including the accommodation) to their students. If there is a schedule conflict or if the student has a distraction-reduced testing environment accommodation, the OAR Testing Center is available.

Testing Accommodations

To initiate the process and be provided with testing accommodations, the student must register with the OAR.

Learn more about testing accommodations

Learn more and register

Alternative Format for Printed Materials

Depending on the nature and functional limitations of a student’s documented disability, the student may be eligible for an alternative format for printed materials accommodation.

Learn more about the printed materials accommodation

Note-Taking Accommodation

Depending on the nature and functional limitations of a student’s documented disability, the student may be eligible for note-taking accommodation.

Learn about note-taking accommodations

Disability-Related Modification in Attendance

Attendance during scheduled class time is a necessary part of the learning process at Bucknell University. While most faculty consider class attendance and participation mandatory, the Director of the OAR may recommend a modification in attendance for some students registered with the OAR.

Learn about disability-related modification

Contact Details

Office of Accessibility Resources