• A Note to Faculty

    Process of Establishing Accommodations

    1. Student provides documentation to the Disabilities Office
    2. Documentation is reviewed and reasonable accommodations are established
    3. Letter of Accommodation is created and signed by the Coordinator and student
    4. Letter of Accommodation is delivered to the instructor by the student
    5. Instructor reviews the Letter of Accommodation, signs the original, retains a copy, and returns the original to the Office of Disability Services

    Typical Accommodations
    Extra test time, testing in a separate room (see below), use of a tape recorder or other assistive technology, note taking assistance, use of a reader

    Faculty Testing Accommodation Checklist
    If you have a student who needs to take a test in the Sandefer Memorial testing room 212, please complete the following form and attach it EACH TEST to be given by the Office of Disability Services. It is imperative that the Coordinator receives this information directly from the instructor for each test, especially during finals.

    Students will not be permitted to use any materials without communication from the instructor. Please click on the link below for the PDF test check list.
    Test Accommodation Checklist

    Syllabus Statement
    Please include the university's approved ADA Compliance Statement in all your syllabi. If you are using any other statement than the one provided below, please change your syllabus as soon as possible.

    UNIVERSITY POLICY ON STUDENTS REGARDING DISABILITIES:
    Any student with a professionally diagnosed learning disability and/or other professionally diagnosed disability that may affect course performance may choose to seek accommodation. Eligible students seeking accommodations should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities as soon as possible in the academic term (preferably during the first two weeks of a long semester) for which they are seeking accommodations. The Coordinator shall prepare letters to appropriate faculty members concerning specific, reasonable academic adjustments for the student. The student is responsible for delivering accommodation letters and conferring with faculty members. Please refer to the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog for the complete policy. (Lindsay Boynton, Coordinator for Students with Disabilities, Phone # 670-5842)

    Best Practices: Universal Design in Testing
    Inside Higher Ed: Dropping the Ball on Disabilities
    Dyslexia Style Guide

    For more helpful information regarding accessibility for students with disabilities, please refer to the Texas Tech University website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/students/sds/Accessibility.asp

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