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Examples of Section 504 Accommodations

These are examples of Section 504 accommodations in the areas of communication, organization/management, alternative teaching strategies, and student precautions.

Special Services in the Classroom

As individual students are identified, the classroom teacher may need specific training in the area of the identified disability (for example, training from a school nurse on danger signs of an impending asthma attack, or training from a physical therapist on correct positioning of a student who uses a wheelchair). The following classroom/facility special or related aids and services are examples of ways in which students with disabilities may be successfully assisted within the regular education environment.

Special Services & Related Aids

Services special and related aids must be appropriate to the needs of a specific student and must be designed to meet the individual needs to the same extent that the needs of students without disabilities are met. They may include the following:

  • Interpreters for students with deafness
  • Books on tape for students with significant vision problems
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Assignment sheets
  • Tests and quizzes given orally
  • Extra time for tests and exams or division of exams into parts
  • Note taking assistance
  • Peer tutoring
  • Extra study time for vocabulary
  • Acceptance of typed or dictated work
  • Repetition of directions by student
  • Preferential seating
  • Use of study carrel
  • Oral reading on a voluntary basis
  • Use of a calculator
  • Provision of defined limits
  • Use of positive reinforcement
  • Allowance for frequent breaks
  • Modification of physical education program for a student with asthma
  • Shorten school day
  • Allowance for service dogs
  • Allowance for students with diabetes to eat snacks
  • Evacuation plan for a student with a mobility impairment
  • Specialized transportation
  • Accessible parking
  • Ventilation
  • Acoustically appropriate environment
  • Modification of attendance incentive policy
  • Administration of medication according to district policy
  • Use of word processor or computer for written work
  • Special diet
  • Homebound instruction during illness 

Special test accommodations under Section 504

A Section 504 Plan must be on file for each student for whom modifications in standardized testing will be made. The plan should outline instructional modifications appropriate for the student during regular classroom instruction. Testing modifications consistent with these instructional modifications should also be outlined in the plan. It is not appropriate to make testing modifications unless the appropriate documentation is on file.