Support for Students With Disabilities
Why do you need this?
Federal legislation mandates that the University provide reasonable accommodations that afford equal opportunity for all students. Achieving reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities involves shared responsibility among the students, faculty, and staff. These pages are designed to serve (1) as an introductory overview of disabilities that affect learning in a college or university setting and (2) as a quick reference for the various adjustments that can be made to accommodate students with disabilities. Generally speaking each student with a disability will have a different level of functioning even within the same disability category. Compensation skills will also vary from one student to another and in the same student across time. Consequently, while the information presented in this website can be used as a general guide, specific knowledge of a student’s needs should come to you via a Letter of Accommodation prepared by the Office of Disability Services (ODS) office and discussed with you by the student.
In this section, you will find information for faculty on the following:
- Ways that faculty can support students with disabilities
- Tips for working with blind or visually impaired students
- Tips for working with students with mobility impairments
- Tips for working with deaf and hard of hearing students
- Tips for working with students with learning disabilities
- Tips for working with students with speech impairments
- Tips for working with students with mental health conditions
- Other disabilities
- Recommendations for all courses