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Applying for Services

Classroom Accommodation Request

  1. Student provides appropriate documentation of disability, requests accommodation, meets with Disability Support Services (DSS) staff for an intake appointment, and, when appropriate, completes the Request for Accommodation Letters Form. DSS staff will review documentation and request, consult with faculty when necessary, and make recommendations.
  2. If student agrees with DSS recommendations for accommodation, then accommodation letters will be prepared. (If student disagrees with DSS recommendations for accommodations, then the student may appeal the decision using the Student Disability Grievance Procedure.)
  3. Student picks up accommodation letters from DSS office and then meets with each faculty member.  The accommodations are discussed, and if agreed upon, the letters are signed. One copy is kept by the faculty and the other copy is returned to DSS.
  4. If the faculty and student cannot agree upon one or more accommodation(s) or has questions regarding implementation, DSS should be notified by the student.  (Faculty are also encouraged to contact DSS.)  DSS will engage in an interactive process with the student and faculty member, reviewing the accommodation recommendations and the impact on essential functions of the course.
  5. If a resolution cannot be found, then the request is forwarded to Chair and/or Dean for review. Chair/Dean will continue the interactive process with all parties.
  6. If no resolution, the discussion will be forwarded to VPAA, who may review request, supporting documentation, and meet with involved parties as necessary.
  7. VPAA makes decision, and notifies all parties in writing.
  8. Student may appeal the decision of the VPAA using the Student Disability Grievance Procedure.