It is the responsibility of the student to identify him/herself to the instructor that he/she has a disability, and to discuss the necessary accommodations. This is often done with an Authorized Academic Accommodations Form. The Authorized Academic Accommodations Form will help the student and the instructor discuss methods that will make the course fully accessible for the learning style of the student. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the Authorized Academic Accommodations Form from the DRS Office and to take it to the instructor, giving them timely notification and his/her need for accommodation. Authorized Academic Accommodations Forms are created by the DRS Staff once the student has submitted his/her request for accommodations for that semester. It is the responsibility of the student to submit a request for accommodation each semester in order to provide their teacher with the necessary Authorized Academic Accommodations Form.
*Asking for test accommodations one business day or less from an exam is NOT reasonable notification by the student to the instructor.
After disability accommodations have been given to the student, the student should strive to be successful in the coursework as enrolled. Students are encouraged to utilize success strategies that are as follows:
- Self-disclose their disability to the appropriate department/person at the institution to request accommodations.
- Request accommodations every semester.
- Notify faculty and DRS Staff immediately when an accommodation is not being provided completely or correctly.
- Meet the minimum standards and expectations of a qualified student.
- Have regular and punctual attendance.
- Read the syllabus and plan ahead for assignments/tests.
- Complete all Homework assignments.
For students who require a private room, enlargement equipment, a scribe and/or reader for their exams, it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements by going to the DRS Office and scheduling an appointment at least 3-5 business days prior to the test date.
For students who require textbooks in an alternative format, it is the responsibility of the student to submit the request early and provide both the request form and the purchased textbook(s) to DRS.
Any questions, need for advice, or assistance, the student needs to contact Disability Resources and Services, SC Building, Room SC125.