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Working with Disability Resources
How do students request accommodations?
- The student discloses a disability and requests accommodations.
- The student provides documentation of a disability.
- The student meets with a Disability Specialist to discuss the impact of their disability in the academic setting.
- The student and Disability Specialist work together to determine reasonable accommodations, which are outlined in the Letter of Accommodation.
- The student will share with faculty members their Letter of Accommodation and discuss important details.
- Reasonable means the accommodation will never lower standards or waive essential class requirements.
- Appropriate means the accommodation will mitigate the specific limitation(s) of the disability.
- Accommodations cannot fundamentally alter course objectives or diminish course standards.
Accommodations are provided on a case by case basis and consider the student’s strengths, limitations, and nature of the classes selected.
- Test accommodations: extended time or quiet environment
- Reading accommodations: audio books, e-text, text to speech software
- Note taking accommodations
- Assistive Technology