Becoming a CeDAR Participant

Registering for Services

At CeDAR, we strive to implement academic accommodations as needed for students determined to be eligible for services. In order to receive support through the CeDAR office, students must:

  • Be enrolled at FAMU during the current semester
  • Submit an application using our AIM Online Portal
  • Provide medical documentation from an appropriate medical provider and upload to AIM Online Portal. This process may take 5-7 business days to receive and review.
  • Schedule an Intake Interview with CeDAR

 

Don't let anyone tell you differently. You can and you will succeed.
Don't let anyone tell you differently. You can and you will succeed.

 

Documentation Guidelines


Why is it needed?

To be eligible for disability-related services, students must have a documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities. Documentation provided to our office will be kept and remain confidential.


Requesting Services

The Accessible Information Management (AIM) portal will be the key to request services with CeDAR. There are few things you should know when requesting academic accommodation services:

  1. Requests are approved by CeDAR and then emailed automatically to the instructor
  2. The instructor emailed will be the one listed on the student's schedule. If the instructor has changed, the student may make the necessary adjustments after submitting the accomodation request. 
  3. Academic Accommodation requests received towards the end of the semester run the risk of not being approved in a timely manner, however efforts will be made to implement accommodations for the upcoming term. 
  4. Students will be taking new classes with different instructors every semester. Therefore you must request your accommodation services every semester, typically students wait until they are sure their schedule is finalized. 

Testing Services for classes

Students needing to schedule exams with CeDAR may do so by utilizing our AIM online portal and navigating towards "Alternative Testing" to schedule their appointment. 

  • To be able to test at CeDAR and schedule exams, a few things must be completed by professors on the AIM Instructor portal. https://whitney.accessiblelearning.com/FAMU/instructor

    • The Alternative Testing Agreement form is completed by the professor through the AIM Instructor portal. After the professor completes the Alternative Testing Agreement, the system will allow you schedule in-person exams with CeDAR if the professor indicated our office as your testing site.
    • Your professor has the ability to provide the testing accommodations themselves, if they so choose as long as they can provide the additional testing time and a distraction-reduced testing environment.
    • Only 1 Alternative Testing Agreement form is required from the professor for each class they would like CeDAR to facilitate testing for in-person exams.
    • All exam requests must be made at least 48 hours before the exam date. Requests not submitted on time run the risk of not being able to be accommodated in the testing center.
    • Professors needing assistance setting up the testing parameters are encouraged to access our powerpoint presentation “Navigating AIM Instructor Portal”, which is available to instructors on our website http://famu.edu/index.cfm?cedar&AIMOnlinePortal

Contact Us

Name Email Phone
Deborah Sullivan deborah.sullivan@famu.edu 850-599-3180
Gwendolyn Johnson gwendolyn.johnson@famu.edu 850-599-3180
Reena Mahabir reena.mahabir@famu.edu 850-599-3180