Utilizing Approved Accommodations
Once eligible, approved accommodations may take several days to be implemented and are not retroactive. There are no deadlines for requesting an accommodation; however, students are responsible for requesting their Accommodation Letter with enough time for implementation. The DRO suggests that all students request letters for courses as soon as registration occurs, but no later than the first week of courses to ensure full utilization of any requested accommodations.
Disability management should be a top priority in the decision making process for scheduling courses. Scheduling courses out of convenience may interfere with the implementation of some accommodations. For example, scheduling back-to-back courses could impact the ability to utilize testing accommodations. Students should work closely with their advisor when deciding upon their course schedule.
The DRO requests six-weeks advance notice for all continuing students to request academic adjustments and auxiliary services that may require additional time to arrange: Alternate Media (Books & Course Readers), Note-taking, Accessible Classroom locations, Access Assistants, Accessible Furniture, Interpreting, Captioning, Scribe, and Lab Assistance. PLEASE NOTE: If a course instructor fails to identify your course’s textbooks for a course in which you need print provided in an alternative format, please work with Assistive Technology Coordinator at the DRO to manage the situation, e.g., contact your instructor and or the department to try to hasten the process.
The DRO realizes that in some circumstances it is not possible to provide advanced notice, and in these situations, the DRO will make its best effort to complete your accommodation request as soon as possible.