Instructors can help by:

  • Taking the time to read the student’s Student Disability Services 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.
  • Not accepting documentation directly from the student. Students should only give instructors a copy of their Student Disability Services Letter of Accommodation.
  • Staying in contact with students who are receiving accommodations.
  • Referring students to Student Disability Services or Instructional Support Services as personal and/or academic concerns arise.
  • Contacting Student Disability Services immediately if questions or concerns arise.
  • Remembering that participation by a student is voluntary and they are responsible for the choices they make.