Test Accommodation Center – Faculty Information

Fall 2023 Announcements

  • DSS provides a proctored test center that is available to support disability-related testing accommodations.
  • The TAC is open for Fall Semester from 8 am – 5:30 pm.
  • While every effort will be made to accommodate students at the time and day of their exam, DSS expects there will be times when the student cannot take the test at the same time or day of the class. Thank you for your understanding, and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

TAC Hours of Operation

Alison Hall, Suite 130


Email: dssproctor@udel.edu

Fall and Spring semesters: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Winter and Summer sessions: Hours are by appointment only; Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Faculty responsibilities:

  1. Please communicate privately with students who have approved accommodation(s) as to the best way to access accommodation(s) for your course. Faculty may choose to make arrangements to provide appropriate test accommodations for students.
  2. If a student in your class is testing in the TAC, please provide the test and noted instructions.  Please upload your test and instructions to the secure Student Accommodation Manager (SAM) system link at least 48 hours in advance. Whenever possible, please indicate contact information on the exam instruction link so that you may be reached with questions. Tests may be hand-delivered, emailed to dssproctor@udel.edu, or faxed to 302-831-3261.  Please do not send exams through campus mail or the USPS.
  3. Please ensure that tests are legible, complete and in an accessible format.
  4. If a student course uses Kurzweil or other assistive software for reading or writing, it would be best to check with the student to see what they need for exams. Several of the assistive technology tools are compatible with Canvas. If you are using a different platform for exams, you can contact the DSS office for more information. Students taking exams in the Test Accommodation Center will have access to approved assistive technology.
  5. Faculty may indicate on the exam instruction link if they prefer to pick-up the test after completion.
  6. Please contact the TAC directly with questions during regular hours of operation.

How to submit exams to DSS [PDF]
Test Accommodation Cover Sheet [PDF]

Test Accommodation Center responsibilities:

  1. TAC proctors will receive provided exams and administer them in accordance with clearly noted instructions. When needed, the proctors will assist in putting the test materials in an accessible format when assistive technology is an approved accommodation.
  2. TAC proctors will attempt to contact faculty/course instructors with questions or concerns regarding the test or administration. The proctors will also attempt to reach faculty if students have questions while taking the test in the TAC.
  3. Unless otherwise noted on the exam instruction link (in SAM), tests will be returned by email, generally within 24 hours of its completion. If noted on the exam instruction link (in SAM), we are happy to hold the test for faculty to pick up in the TAC.
  4. Please be aware that while attempts are made to provide needed software/programs for tests, not all software/programs are available in the TAC. In general the computers in the TAC do not have internet access and therefore web based tests may not be able to be administered in the TAC.  Please contact the proctors with questions regarding software/programs or web-based tests.