What do I do when I receive an accommodation request?
First, read the accommodation request carefully. It is a formal notice signifying that the student has furnished the college with appropriate documentation of a disability which he or she feels will impact the teaching or learning situation.
Second, discuss the request with the student in private. The form lists accommodations for which the student has provided proof and the types of adaptations which have been recommended by the ACCESS Office.
Third, remember that the request is just that, not a command. All students, regardless of disability must be able to meet the essential competencies for your course; if the student cannot meet the competencies due to a disability, he/she must be given an opportunity to meet them with reasonable accommodations.
Please do not hesitate to contact our office at 972/881-5898 if you have any questions in reference to accommodations for students with disabilities.
Suggested best practices for students with:
Please note: Not all of the above strategies are applicable to each student with the particular listed disability. Instructors should work with students on an individual basis.
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