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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.

Attendance Modifications

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 and should be directed to our office where we will provide them with carbon copy paper. A copy of the note taker announcement can be found here.

Testing Form

Testing Forms can be found here and are given to faculty by our students 2-3 days before an exam is scheduled. Students are responsible for submitting this form to faculty. Faculty then fill out their information and send it to DSS with the exam. Exams can be e-mailed to DSS at dsstests@siu.edu, faxed to 618-453-5700, or hand delivered to Student Health Center 220.

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.