Frequently Used Accommodations

While incorporating Best Practices or Universal Design can eliminate the need for many accommodations, it does not eliminate the need for all of them.  Here is information on the most commonly requested accommodations for students with disabilities.

Students with Disabilities in Your Class

  • All information regarding students with disabilities is CONFIDENTIAL
  • It is important to focus  conversation on the impacts and accommodations, not on the disability.  Students are not obligated to disclose their disability condition to anyone outside of the Disability Resource Center. 
  • If there is conflict between providing accommodations and maintaining essential course requirements, feel free to consult with the students’ access consultants.  

The Disability Resource Center's Process

  • Access consultants in the Disability Resource Center (DRC) meet with students to discuss how their condition impacts their educational pursuits.  We then determine accommodations that are reasonable based on these impacts and the courses they are taking.
  • Each semester, students are responsible for requesting a current accommodation letter and they are responsible for delivering it  to each of their instructors.  
  • In addition to delivering the accommodation letter, students and instructors should discuss  how to best implement the accommodations in each class.

Reasonable Accommodations

  • An accommodation is a modification that is made to a course, program, service, job, activity, or facility that eliminates or minimizes disability-related barriers to allow for equal access.
  • There is often more than one way to accommodate a situation or activity. In order for an accommodation to be considered reasonable, however, it must meet four criteria:
    • It must not compromise essential requirements of a course, program, job, activity, or facility. 
    • It must not cause an undue administrative or financial hardship.

About Disability

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended states that a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities such as walking, standing, sleeping, seeing, speaking, hearing, breathing, self-care, learning, concentrating, working and reading.

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DS Report - Vol. 6, No.1 - January 6th, 2012

Published by Disability Services
Editor: Jonathon Warnberg

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