Faculty and staff have the responsibility to:

  • Identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills, and knowledge of their courses and evaluate students on this basis. Students with disabilities should meet the same course expectations as their peers.
  • Provide accommodations only to students who are registered with the Office of Accessibility and for whom you have received an accommodation letter dated for the current semester. It is NOT your responsibility to provide accommodations other than those listed on the accommodation letter or to provide an accommodation that is incompatible with fundamental course objectives.
  • Consider using a syllabus statement and class announcement to emphasize the statement. This will assist you in referring students to the office. An example statement: "Any student who feels she/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility at 330-972-7928. The office is located in Simmons Hall Room 105."
  • Syllabus Statement