On your syllabus, clearly detail course requirements and academic standards including your grading rubric and attendance policy.
Make a verbal statement inviting students with a disability to request accommodations.
Before planning each test, check your accommodation letters and make appropriate plans to ensure that each accommodation is met.
The student is not responsible for reminding faculty or renegotiating accommodations throughout the semester. Some accommodation letters may also include other information, such as suggestions of teaching strategies that would help the particular student, information about the particular disability, or how to respond in case of a seizure or other medical emergency.
Call Access Ability Services with any questions about information provided in the Accommodation Letter. If you believe the specified accommodations will fundamentally alter an essential requirement of your course, pose a health or safety risk or an undue hardship, please contact the Access Ability Services Director and explain your concern.
If reduced-distraction test location is needed, will you use a nearby empty classroom, a quiet office, or send the student to Access Ability Services? Once you and the student have agreed to logistics, write them down on the enclosed receipt.
Keep the accommodation letter and receipt in a secure location for your own records.
Encourage students with accommodation letters to meet with you privately to discuss their needs.
Appreciate that for many students, this can be intimidating.
Put a statement, such as the following, on your syllabi, “If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact Access Ability Services, located in Wilder Hall B4, at 413-538-2646 or [email protected]
If you are eligible, they will give you an accommodation letter which you should bring to me as soon as possible.” 2.