What do I need to do?
All we ask for is your cooperation and for you to follow the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE VERY LIMITED. We ask you to encourage students with disabilities to contact the Office of Disability Services if you or they feel, that they may have a disability as defined under the ADA. (Include this on your class syllabus.)
As a faculty member you will be required to follow the accommodations that are based on the student's documented disability. These accommodations will be determined by the Office of Disability Services. The student will bring you an official Accommodation Form (AF) at the beginning of each term that spells out what these accommodations are. If there are any comments or concerns on these official accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 372-6119.
You do not have to determine what the disability is or to come up with accommodations on your own. As a matter of fact, the only way that you can provide accommodations to a student who has not provided documentation to our office is to provide that accommodation to all students in your class. Types of Disabilities
You may be required to provide extra time on tests and/or quiet testing facilities. You may choose to provide these accommodations yourself, or our office will provide them for you. If a student is to test in our office, the student must schedule it 48 hours in advance of the test date and time. The student will bring you a Test Request Form at least 36 hours before the test. You will need to agree to the testing time by completing your section on the Test Request Form, and sending it along with the test to our office at least 24 hours before the test is to be administered. The completed test will be delivered back to you as soon as possible. Other accommodations require very little on your part. Most accommodations are as simple as allowing a student to use a tape recorder in your classroom or helping the student find a volunteer notetaker. Once again, if there are any comments or concerns on any official accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 372-6119.
Thank you for your continued cooperation.