Working Together

While we encourage students to discuss their needs with their instructors, this is not always done.  If you have questions about whether or not a student needs an accommodation, the first person to  ask is the student.

Using terms such as “students with disabilities” rather than “disabled students” puts the emphasis  on the person rather than the disability.

An ideal way to encourage students with disabilities to discuss needed accommodations is to  include the following statement on the course syllabus and to repeat it   during the first class  meetings. “If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you  have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements  in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment to meet with me”.