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Disability Services Faculty & Staff Responsibilities

Faculty and Staff Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

Disability Services Responsibilities

Shared Responsibilities

 

FACULTY AND STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE...

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE...

 

DISABILITY SERVICES RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE...

 

SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES

Students with disabilities have the primary responsibility to self-identify and request accommodations in a timely manner as neither faculty nor staff are required to anticipate individual student needs. University personnel, including both faculty and staff, should integrate accessibility into the routine planning process for delivery of programs and services of their departments. Accessibility should be considered in arranging field trips and special events, designing computer labs, purchasing videos, computers and software, and creating web sites.

When a student discloses a disability, faculty and staff members should be receptive to ways they can facilitate learning or promote access. It may be as simple as allowing a student to sit in front of the classroom or making an enlargement on the copy machine. Students with disabilities should not be discouraged from specific fields of study if they meet the admission requirements and maintain the appropriate grades and are otherwise qualified. If the student waits until late in the semester to request an accommodation (such as extended test time), the professor is only required to provide accommodations from the time the Special Accommodation Request is received and does not need to offer make up exams, etc.

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