It is the responsibility of the ODS to review student documentation and determine the appropriate accommodations. The ODS also works with the faculty regarding the provision of the accommodations. The ODS will work to ensure access throughout the campus for students who have a disability.
Faculty members are required to implement accommodations for students registered with the Office of Disability Services. However, the accommodations should not compromise the academic quality of the course. The students with disabilities must reach the same performance standards as the non-disabled students. Faculty should refrain from discussing a student’s issues regarding disabilities and accommodations in front of the class, in the presence of other students, or to faculty or staff not directly involved in the accommodation process.
Some common academic accommodations may include but are not limited to: extended test and exam time, course information and reading lists in advance of classes, classroom relocation, permission to tape record classes, a note taker, a private area to take tests with a note taker, faculty to wear a lapel microphone (to carry the voice of the lecturer to the student using an assistive listening device) and stenographers to transcribe lectures.