Using the interactive process, a collaborative process between the access coordinator and the student, our access coordinators consider a wide variety of factors when determining reasonable accommodations, including the:
- Nature of the disability and its impact on learning
- Documentation provided
- Other relevant facts
Students who are approved for accommodations should meet with their access coordinator to fill out the Letter to Faculty form and generate a letter informing instructors of their approved accommodations.
Disability Resources offers a variety of accommodations for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in Arts, Sciences and Engineering. These accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
- Orientation to accessible routes on campus
- Alternative testing procedures (extended time, alternate location, computer use, etc.)
- Instructional Materials in Accessible Formats
- Reading, Writing, Notetaking Software
- ASL Interpreters, CART, Assistive Listening Devices
While the process for requesting reasonable accommodations may be started at any time, reasonable accommodations may not be implemented retroactively.
A student with a documented need for accommodations which necessitates registering for less than a normal load each semester should discuss the protocol with their assigned access coordinator at Disability Resources. It may be useful to view the advising note in the academic advisor handbook.
See the non-academic accommodations for information on how to submit housing, dining, and transportation accommodation requests.