Faculty are welcome to contact our office at any time with questions regarding implementing accommodations in classroom settings, or if general information and guidance is needed. Below are common areas where faculty take an active role in proving accommodations in the classroom.
Information for faculty about attendance for students with disabilities can be found here.
Recruit a Note Taker
If faculty notes are not readily available or if more comprehensive notes need to be taken, students may ask faculty to make an announcement in class for a volunteer note taker. Volunteers will receive a stipend. A copy of the note taker announcement can be found here.
Alternative Testing Procedures
All alternative testing arrangements will now be completed via the DSS Instructor Portal. Faculty complete a testing agreement for each course, which notifies DSS about course-specific instructions for exams. Exams are uploaded via the portal as well. Tutorials for completing the testing agreement, as well as how to upload exams are found under the DSS tutorials tab.
Students will still notify faculty about accommodations via the Faculty Notification Letter. Alternative testing arrangements are now scheduled by each student via the portal.
- Quizzes must be scheduled 1 business day in advance
- Regular class exams must be scheduled at least 2 business days in advance
- Midterm exams must be scheduled at least 3 business days in advance
- Final exams must be scheduled at least 5 business days in advance
Text Conversion & Accessible Course Materials
Students are encouraged to contact their future instructors in advance in order to get textbook information so that an accessible copy can be given to students by the first day of class. DSS obtains accessible copies of books for students free of charge. Student guidelines on the textbook conversion process can be found here.
For course articles and handouts, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence to get assistance converting your existing materials to accessible formats for students with print disabilities. Accessible materials are high-quality materials which are usable by all students across many devices.