Faculty are approached by a student claiming a disability and requesting accommodation(s):
It is acceptable to work directly with students; however, faculty are strongly encouraged to work with DRS to verify the student is registered with their office and the requested accommodations provide equal access not an advantage. Faculty are not required to provide any accommodations to students unless they present a letter from DRS.
Student approaches faculty for accommodations after midterm examinations:
Students are responsible for contacting DRS and arranging reasonable accommodations. Students may request and/or utilize accommodations at any time during the semester. Once accommodations are approved, they are effective from that date forward. Accommodations may not be applied retroactively.
Faculty are uncertain as to what constitutes reasonable accommodation:
DRS staff are the best resource in arranging reasonable accommodations. Accommodations are based upon the disability limitations and may include note takers in class, alternative testing (extra time, reader, scribe), books in alternate format (CD, enlarged print, Braille) and interpreter or captionist.