Welcome Carthage Students!
Learning Accessibility Services work with students to determine appropriate accommodations in the academic setting here at Carthage. If you would like to discuss accommodations, please contact us so we can set up a time to meet in person or talk on the phone about the accommodation process. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to accommodations that ensure equal access to Carthage learning experiences. Students are responsible for contacting Learning Accessibility Services and providing current documentation. Students who do not have current documentation or suspect they may have a learning disability may arrange for assessment services.
Please consult the following links for specific information on important topics, and don’t hesitate to call or write with questions or concerns: Diane Schowalter, Director of Learning Accessibility Services, Hedberg Library 214, 262-551-5802, email@example.com.
- Academic Accommodations
- Documentation Guidelines
- Available Services
- Accessible Textbooks
- LAS Testing Center
- Library and Technology Support
- Campus Resources
Securing Academic Accommodations at Carthage
- Contact Learning Accessibility Services (LAS) to let the staff know you intend to request accommodations. Please do so as soon as you have decided to attend Carthage.
- Provide LAS with current documentation of a disability.
- Meet with an LAS staff member to discuss specific accommodations for classes and create an accommodations sheet to share with your instructors.
- Deliver accommodations sheets to each instructor and discuss how accommodations will work for each class.
- Follow up with LAS regarding any concerns about accommodations.
Suggestions for Students
- Think about how your disability might affect your learning.
- Contact Learning Accessibility Services prior to admission, or immediately following diagnosis of a disability.
- Provide written documentation to verify your disability and to identify appropriate accommodations.
- Provide reasonable notice for accommodation requests.
- Identify and observe all deadlines (e.g. admissions, housing, financial aid, advising).
- Inform your instructors of the accommodations you may need at the beginning of each term.
Documentation is confidential information from an appropriately qualified health or other service professional who is knowledgeable about the student’s condition. This might be a therapist, physician, rehabilitation counselor, school psychologist, or audiologist. Documentation varies in length and format but should clearly state the nature of the disability and how the disability impacts the student. The more recent the documentation is, the more helpful it is likely to be when considering accommodations. Examples of documentation include:
- Psychoeducational evaluation
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)
- 504 Plan
- Vocational assessment
- Letter from health or other service professional
- Audio/electronic text materials
- Classroom accommodations/modifications
- Diagnostic testing
- Note-taking support
- Test-taking accommodations
- Voice dictation software
- If you are having trouble with specific course content, web content, technology, or other access, please contact Learning Accessibility Services so we can work with you to remedy the situation.
Learning Accessibility Services will help students find and use accessible versions of their assigned course texts if an electronic version of the book is not available for purchase. Students are expected to purchase a copy of their text in a format that is usable for them if one is available.
If no electronic version of a text is available LAS will help students connect with the resources to acquire that version or attempt to find one on their behalf. If you have set up accommodations with Learning Accessibility Services and need assistance finding accessible textx (either in audio files or pdf) please submit those requests via the form below. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Submit requests for accessible textbooks.
LAS Testing Center
Learning Accessibility Services provides test-taking accommodations to students with documented disabilities at the LAS Testing Center in Hedberg Library, room 216.
Accommodations frequently include extended time and a separate room for testing. Students are welcome to take both tests and quizzes in the LAS Testing Center. The Center is staffed by graduate students and there are many hours available each weekday. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule at the LAS Testing Center and to remind his/her/their professors to email the test to the Testing Center (email@example.com).
Schedule Your Test
- You may sign up for taking your test through the LAS Testing Center via this Scheduling Resource.
- Log in using your Carthage username and password. If this is the first time logging in you will be prompted to register for an account.
- When you log in subsequently at https://carthage.mywconline.com, choose a schedule before logging in.
- Please schedule your test accommodation at least 24 hours in advance.
- If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library and Technology Resources
Visit the Accessibility Services and Resources at Hedberg Library webpage for information on the following:
- Hedberg Library Resources (audiobooks, ebooks)
- Kenosha Public Library Resources
- Online Textbooks
- Technology and Software
- Assistive Technology Station at Hedberg
Contact the Hedberg Library Information Desk for help: email@example.com, 262-551-5950, or visit the desk in person.
- Academic Coaching and Learning Strategies: Academic coaches offer assistance with academic skills like time management and study strategies.
- Health and Counseling Center: The Health and Counseling Center provides free individual and group counseling on emotional health issues, including self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Information on a variety of mental health topics is also available.
- Library, Research, and Technology: Research assistance, borrowing library items and computing equipment, assistive software and technology.
- Peer Tutoring: Individual or small group peer tutoring sessions are free and available for almost every course at Carthage. From Spanish to art history to organic chemistry, and experienced peer is ready to work with you.
- LAS Testing Center: Learning Accessibility Services provides test-taking accommodations to student with documented disabilities, often in the form of extended time and a separate room for testing.
- Writing Center: The Brainard Writing Center is a free resource available to all members of the Carthage community. Whether you need help choosing a topic, formulating a thesis statement, organizing your thoughts, or polishing your final draft, the Writing Center is here to help.
- Learning Accessibility Services: Diane Schowalter, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 262-551-5802, Hedberg Library room 214.
- Health and Counseling Center: email@example.com, 262-551-5710, TARC 2240.
- Library Information Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-551-5950, or visit the desk in person in the upper level of Hedberg Library.
- LAS Testing Center: email@example.com, Hedberg Library room 216.
- Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction: firstname.lastname@example.org, Hedberg Library room 215.
- Writing Center: email@example.com, 262-551-5755, Hedberg Library room 213.