The purpose of accommodations is to provide equal access for otherwise qualified students with disabilities. The office of Disability Services makes determinations regarding appropriate accommodations and adjustments on a case-by-case basis. We require documentation from the treating health care professional and encourage a great deal of input from the student in order to understand the function impact of the disability on the student’s ability to access courses, programs, services, and activities.
In some cases Disability Services will request input from faculty in order to consider unique characteristics of a particular course or program of study, such as performance based standards associated with internship or fieldwork experiences. All students must be able to meet essential academic and performance standards in a course or field of study. Generally, accommodation are related to accessing course print and audiovisual material, lecture content, and tests.