Instructors can help by:

  • Taking the time to read the student’s Letter of Accommodation.
  • Asking questions if an accommodation request is not clear. Communication and compliance are important keys to accommodating students with disabilities.
  • Adding a reminder about services for students with disabilities to the course syllabus, including contact information for Student Disability Services.
  • Announcing to class that students with accommodations need to make an appointment with you to discuss their specific accommodation needs. This helps ensure student privacy and inadvertent disclosure of a student’s disability status does not occur in front of others.
  • Not accepting disability diagnostic documentation directly from the student. Instructors receive a copy of the Letter of Accommodation by CWI email and can access the most up to date version of it in the AIM Faculty Portal.
  • Staying in contact with students who receive accommodations.
  • Referring students to Student Disability Services or Student Support Services as personal and/or academic concerns arise.
  • Contacting Student Disability Services immediately if questions or concerns arise.
  • Remembering participation by a student is voluntary and they are responsible for the choices they make.