We think that the information provided will answer many of your questions regarding serving students with disabilities.
A Message to Faculty Legislation Supporting the Need for Services Rights and Responsibilities: Yours, Ours, and the Students The Accommodation Process Additional Information Helping the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Student Helping the Blind/Visually Impaired Student Helping the Student with a Mobility Impairment Helping the Student with a Learning Disability Characteristics of the Written Expression of Students with Learning Disabilities Back to SSD Home Page Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) has been designated with the responsibility of processing requests for accommodation and ensuring that appropriate accommodations are provided.
Students, particularly with chronic health or mental health disabilities, may be subject to debilitating conditions that are episodic in nature and require the student to withdraw from their program for a period of time.
Other students may find themselves devoid of energy or ineffective for certain parts of each day due to fatigue, pain, or powerful medication side effects.
Information regarding the provision of disability-related accommodations is available at the OAE website: Faculty members should not seek to make arrangements on their own to accommodate student disabilities.
If a student approaches you for a disability-related accommodation, please refer the student to the OAE.
As a resource for the campus, the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) is responsible for determining eligibility for modifications, adjustments and other accommodations for students and dependents who have disabilities.However, it is the responsibility of the UNIVERSITY to accommodate students with disabilities.SSD serves as a resource for faculty and staff who work with students with disabilities. The principles of respect for dignity, individualization, and inclusion and full participation apply both to the substance of an accommodation and to the accommodation process at the University.Accommodations, such as arrangements for an accessible classroom, sign language interpreters, support services such as an assessment or assistance from a learning strategist, modification to evaluation methodologies such as extended time when taking tests and completing assignments, academic materials in alternative formats such as Braille or voice activated software, in-class supports such as tutors, readers or note takers, or a computer with adaptive software, are put into place in appropriate cases to give the student with a disability an opportunity to be successful in their studies.