A statement placed on course syllabi indicating a faculty member's willingness to provide reasonable accommodations to a student with a disability normalizes the accommodation process. An example of a disability statement that can be used/adapted for course syllabi:
Ferris State University is committed to following the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you are a student with a disability or think you may have a disability, contact the Disabilities Services office at 231.591.3057 (voice), or email [email protected] to discuss your request further. More information can be found on the web at ferris.edu/disability.
Any student registered with Disabilities Services should contact the instructor as soon as possible for assistance with classroom accommodations.
The statement should be an invitation to students who have disabilities to meet with the faculty member, in a confidential environment, to review course requirements and to discuss their need for accommodations.