ADA Frequently Asked Questions
Doesn't providing accommodations on examinations give an unfair advantage to a student with a disability?
Accommodations are not intended to give an advantage, but to take away an inherent disadvantage. Accommodations are designed to lessen the effects of the disability and are required to provide fair and accurate measures of knowledge or expertise in the subject. The purpose for such academic accommodations is to adjust for the effect of the disability, not to dilute academic requirements.