Reasonable Arrangement

A reasonable arrangement is a modification or adjustment to instructional methods and course, programs, service, activity or facility that enables a qualified student with a disability to have equal opportunity. An equal opportunity means an opportunity to attain the same level of performance or to enjoy equal benefits similar to a student without a disability.

The University is obligated to make a reasonable arrangement only to the known limitations of a student with a disability. Students are not charged for the cost incurred in providing reasonable arrangement, including auxiliary aids and services (e.g., sign language, interpreters, note takers, and volunteers).

To determine reasonable arrangement, UWI utilizes the documentation provided by the student with a disability and may seek information from appropriate UWI personnel regarding essential standards for courses, programs, services, activities and facilities. Final determinations of reasonable arrangements are made by UWI Office for Special Students Services in partnership with the student and faculty.

Determining factors for reasonable arrangements:

  • The barriers resulting from the interaction between the documented disability and the campus environment.
  • The possible arrangements that might remove the barriers;
  • Whether or not the student have regular or physical access to the course, program, service, activity or facility without assistance.
  • Whether or not essential elements of the course program, service, activity or faculty are compromised by the arrangements.