The Office of Accessibility Resources, students with disabilities, and faculty must work together to provide reasonable accommodations based on disability documentation, functional limitations, and student’s self-report. Each member of this team has different responsibilities:
OAR Director is expected to:
- Authorize students’ accommodations
- Empower and train students in self-advocacy
- Help students request and access accommodations in a timely manner
- Provide specific reasonable accommodations to students as necessary
- Honor student preferences for those accommodations whenever possible
- Address instructors’ questions and concerns.
Students are expected to:
- Register with the OAR
- Request accommodations promptly from their instructors
- Follow appropriate and corresponding policy and procedure
- Complete the same class requirements as all other students.
Faculty are expected to:
- Provide appropriate accommodations to their students in collaboration with the OAR
- Consult with the OAR Director as needed
- Assist when a student needs a note-taker
- Help to facilitate the exam accommodation process
- Collaborate with students and the OAR Director to make sure course materials are accessible
By working together, students, faculty and the OAR Director can provide reasonable accommodations in a timely, respectful, stress-free and supportive manner so that students with disabilities have the access that is right and just and also required by federal law.