Accessibility Resource Center

Laboratory Assistant

Working under the direction of the student, Laboratory (Lab) Assistants perform lab procedures in campus labs that the student is unable to perform due to their disability.

Please note: This accommodation must be approved by an Accessibility Advisor and will depend on the symptoms and severity of the student's disability and requirements of the course.

Request Process

  1. Students must submit a new request for each class every semester using ARC Go!
  2. Requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester.
  3. Students must notify Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) immediately of any course schedule changes.


  • Students are responsible for all written material produced by Lab Assistants, including content, sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Students are responsible for directing the Lab Assistants' activities.
  • Lab Assistants are not permitted to answer questions about the content of the lab assignment or exercise.
  • Lab Assistants are not responsible for drawing conclusions from lab exercises or assignments.
  • Students may request that ARC hire an individual with whom they have previously worked or whom they know to possess the skills for the job. However, ARC reserves the right to make the final hiring decision.
  • ARC will clarify requirements of the job and will train Lab Assistants in the provision of the services. Students are expected to give individual, specific direction to Lab Assistants.
  • Should the student experience a problem with a Lab Assistant, they may speak directly to the Lab Assistant. The student may also meet with their Accessibility Advisor to work toward a solution.
  • Lab Assistants are provided for academic curriculum support only and may not provide personal assistance.
  • ARC reserves the right to discontinue service if any of the above is violated or abused.
  • Students are given the opportunity to evaluate the Lab Assistants at the end of each semester.