As you know, Disabilities Services works with professors and students to see that disability accommodations are met. It is our goal to help facilitate the needs of both parties. If you have any questions about a student's accommodations, please call for clarification.
Exams at our office are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Since our exam capabilities are limited due to staffing and space, it is very important that students schedule with timely notice (two working days).
When necessary, our office will attempt to make arrangements for additional rooms and staff when sufficient advance notice is given. Unfortunately, additional rooms and staff are not always available! When a student is unable to provide "timely notice" due to postponements or lack of timely notification from the professor, it is the professor's choice to provide the accommodations within their department or allow the student additional time in order to make arrangements with our office.
The following is a list of services and items provided by our office to students with disabilities based on documented functional limitations (note — the item MUST be listed as one of the student's documented accommodations):
It is the student's responsibility to talk with the professor about any accommodations that he/she feels might be needed in each particular class. Accommodations are based on the documentation of their specific disability. Please understand — students with disabilities do not always choose to use every allowed accommodation in every class. Most will use only the ones that they know will be needed for them to be successful in that particular subject.
Faculty are required to honor the accommodation requests. Students with disabilities request services and provide proof of their disability through Disabilities Services. Notification of allowable accommodations are electronically mailed to you at the beginning of each semester.