Accommodating Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities that may require reasonable accommodation at the University can receive assistance through the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) located within Student Health & Wellness. SDAC coordinates disability accommodations and provides direct services, such as housing arrangements; alternate text formats for course material; note-taking services; exam accommodations, such as extra time; direct support for assistive technology; American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and other hearing services; and other reasonable accommodations. Students can apply for services online to begin the intake and eligibility process.

The SDAC, the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR), and the Office of the Provost have developed a training resource for faculty/instructors on the student disability accommodation process. The training offers in-depth information on the roles, rights, and responsibilities that faculty, SDAC, and students have as part of this process, and addresses common accommodations, sample syllabi statements, and reporting procedures. We strongly encourage any person who teaches students at the University to take this short training, and expect that all faculty and instructors who have students with approved SDAC accommodations in their courses will review this vital resource.