If you have a disability, either permanent or temporary, that might affect your ability to perform in this class, please let me know soon. I will adapt methods, materials, or testing as required to allow equitable participation. (This includes problems you might believe you have with writing.) These adaptations will not be mushier academic standards but rather ways to allow you to demonstrate your full grasp of the material, despite circumstances that are beyond your control.
There are physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, and hearing disorders. Plus others, I imagine. In the past I've worked out arrangements with students who had dyslexia, muscular dystrophy, hearing & sight problems, quadriplegia, abortions, parents dying of AIDS, convulsive disorders, and language difficulties arising from English not being their first language. Nothing you can say will cause me shock, offense, or patronizing pity. Nothing? — well, even if I am shocked, offended, etc., I will regard it as my responsibility to deal with my feelings without taking it out on you.
The course material is available (or can be made available) in alternative formats upon request. Please contact Disability Services & Resources (726-8217) in the Multicultural Center (KSC 236) — or talk to me directly .
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