Accommodating Persons with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who are registered through the Office of Disability Services must be accommodated in an appropriate manner. Disability services will send a list of students who are registered to each instructor of record. If you have students who are on the list, do not single them out. It is better to make a general announcement at the beginning of the semester or to wait until the student approaches you.

If you have a student with a disability, you may be asked by Disability Services to allow one or more accommodations, such as:

  • provide additional time on exams
  • allow for a reader or scriber to work with the student
  • provide a place with fewer distractions for exams -- if you don't have someplace that would work, Disability Services can administer the exam for you

You should not offer these to students who have not registered, since that could be construed as favoring one student without being required to.

Syllabus Statement about Accommodation of disabilities:

"Appalachian State University is committed to making reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented qualifying disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Those seeking accommodations based on a substantially limiting disability must contact and register with The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at www.ods.appstate.edu or 828-262-3056. Once registration is complete, individuals will meet with ODS staff to discuss eligibility and appropriate accommodations."

Resources:

Office of Disability Services Website