Responsibilities to apply for and receive accommodations for a disability include:
Self-Identify and Apply for Services
Students must contact the Accessibility Services Office and apply for services. Applications begin with completion of the Intake Form, and a meeting with Accessibility Services. Documentation of the disability from a reliable health care provider is often helpful to complete the picture of the student’s barriers to access. Students receiving services in the Secondary School setting are encouraged to obtain a copy of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan and the Evaluation Report.
Read Class Syllabus
Once classes begin students will be given a syllabus in each class. You need to read through each syllabus and learn what each course requires. Make a note of the accommodation(s) you will need for each course. You may not need an accommodation in every course. (You must do this step every semester.)
Set Up Accommodations
By the second week of class you should come to the Accessibility Services Office and set up accommodations for each course in which you need them. You are welcome to review accommodations at any time.
In most cases, you are responsible for giving the Faculty Notification Form to your professor. The professor may choose to visit with you briefly to determine whether or not they can do anything else to enhance your learning. Not every professor will want to do this.
Requesting a Note Taker
If you have requested a note taker as an accommodation you are required to go to class and pay attention. Students who skip class or sleep through class (not disability related) will not receive notes for the missed classes or classes slept through. It is also your responsibility to notify the Accessibility Services Office if there is any problem with your notes. If you aren’t getting them in a timely manner, they are illegible or don’t have the information they should have you need to report this right away to the Accessibility Services Office so the situation can be corrected. Review the note taking contract.
Requesting Out of Class Testing
If you have requested testing out of class as an accommodation you are responsible for scheduling your exam in the Student Success Center at least two business days before your exam. You may schedule your test by following this link. You are responsible for reminding your instructor two or three days ahead of the test date to send the exam to the proctor. If you need a reader or scribe for your exams you must let the Accessibility Services Office know one week in advance. If you need to miss a test, you must contact your professor to see whether or not you can still write the exam. Exams are the property of the instructor and you must make arrangements with them regarding writing an exam earlier or later than the assigned time. Review the testing rules below.
Students experiencing any problems associated with their accommodations are expected to contact Accessibility Services as soon as possible.