The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require that institutions make reasonable accommodations for all individuals with a disability who qualify. The Act also requires that institutions prohibit discrimination related to disability. Reasonable accommodations are adjustments that allow individuals with a disability to have equal opportunity and access to courses, services and activities.
A faculty member is not obligated to provide reasonable accommodations without a signed Instructor Notification Form or email notification from the Disability Resources and Services office. It is the primary responsibility of the student to initiate the discussion of the in-class accommodations needed with the DRS office. Both faculty and student may find it useful to consult with the DRS office for advice and/or assistance.
Students may request accommodations at any time during the semester; however, accommodations are not retroactive.
Recommended Syllabus Statement (effective Spring 2017)
Information for Students with Academic Adjustment Needs: If a student has a documented disability (as protected by the Americans with Disability Act Amendment Act) or is pregnant or parenting (as protected under Title IX) and would like to discuss possible academic adjustments, please contact the Disability Resources and Services Office.
Access to Course Materials: If a student is experiencing difficulty accessing course materials because of a disability, please contact your instructor. All students should have equal access to course materials and technology.