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LEARNING ACCESS PROGRAM, J-204

Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
(609) 652-4988  |  lap@stockton.edu
 

The Learning Access Program (LAP) is Stockton University's disability support services office. Our role is to educate, advocate and facilitate equal access while maintaining a welcoming, inclusive and accessible campus community. The Learning Access Program upholds and extends compliance standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in all of its policies, procedures, and practices.


Is the Learning Access Program (LAP) open?

The Learning Access Program staff have returned to campus and are here to help you. Please keep in mind that due to the pandemic, appointments will continue to be done virtually. For students that would like to schedule an appointment for new services, questions regarding current services, or additional concerns, LAP staff will be available Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

For students that need to schedule an exam in LAP's Testing Center, it is requested that you contact the office 48 hours prior to the start of the exam to ensure availability.

If you have questions or concerns, email your Coordinator below, the main office at lap@stockton.edu, or you can call the office at 609.652.4988.

Patricia McConville patricia.mcconville@stockton.edu

Maria Spade maria.spade@stockton.edu 


How is LAP modifying their assistance to students already in the program in order to adapt to online classes?

Students in need of assistance adapting to online instruction are encouraged to contact LAP staff listed at the email addresses above. LAP staff are available remotely via phone, email, and/or Zoom to address the concerns.

LAP is also working closely with the Center for Learning Design and faculty to address accessibility concerns.


Online Exams: How do I get extended time for exams?

The LAP Testing Center will not be proctoring exams while the University's instruction is online only. If your faculty will be utilizing Blackboard for exams, they can extend the time for your exam based on your accommodation.

Faculty can contact ITS if they need assistance adjusting the time for individual students. Training videos are also available on the Tests & Exams page of Blackboard Tutorials.


Note Taker: If class is online, will I still receive a copy of the notes?

Your instructor's method of course delivery will determine if the note taker will continue providing class notes. For example, if your faculty member is lecturing in real time via Zoom or providing pre-recorded lectures, you will still receive a copy of class notes for these lectures.  If you feel that you do not need a note taker for online instruction, please notify LAP via email at lap@stockton.edu.  


Interpreters: I have an interpreter, will they be online during my class?

Yes, interpreters will virtually attend the courses that require interpreters. Students will be able to pin the interpreter screen to the main faculty screen. For detailed instructions, please view the video How to Use Zoom with an Interpreter.


I work with the Tutoring Center, will I be able to see a tutor still?

Yes, the Tutoring Center will have virtual hours. Please visit their website for additional information.


Additional Resources

Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.

 

Accommodation Process

Picture representing new students pageWelcome! If you are seeking services from the Learning Access Program or need to renew your accommodations for the upcoming semester, please contact us at 609.652.4988 or visit us on Main Campus J-204 to schedule an appointment. Learn More

Testing, Note Taking & Alt Text

Picture of a notebook representing a note taker for a courseAlternative text, note takers, and testing accommodations are available based on documented need. Learn More

Assistive Technology  

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This page is for students needing hardware, software, or equipment. Learn More

 

 

Forms and Information

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Faculty & Staff Resources

picture representing faculty and staff resources pageThe Learning Access Program can assist you in creating an inclusive learning environment and answer questions about student accommodations. Learn More

Parents/Guardians Resources

Picture Representing Parents and Guardian PageThe Learning Access Program can assist you in the transition from your role in the student’s academic experience to allowing them to take ownership over their academic experience. Learn More

 


Philosophy and Mission Statement

The mission of the Wellness Center is to encourage the pursuit of healthier lifestyles, balancing study, family and life commitments, interacting in an environment that fosters positive changes and integrates wellness into the community culture. The Wellness Center at Stockton seeks to fulfill this mission by guiding students through their academic careers and helping them to make the most of their experience on campus. Student learning is at the core of the higher education academic mission.  As part of the Wellness Center, the mission of the Learning Access Program (LAP) is to provide access to a quality and an equal educational opportunity.

Professional Standards of Ethical Practice

To further the philosophy and mission of the Wellness Center, the Learning Access Program is committed to professional and ethical practices in decision-making, delivery of services, and scholarship.  LAP staff are guided by:

  • Stockton University Code of Conduct (Campus Code of Conduct)
  • The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) Standards for Disability Resources and Services (http://www.cas.edu)
  • The Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Code of Ethics and Professional Standards (http://ahead.org)