Help to make this process a positive experience by treating your student with compassion and respect. Read the accommodation letter carefully and discuss the logistics of each accommodation.Here are some things to consider: If extra time on exams is needed, should the student arrive early or stay late?Professors do not have the authority to deny an accommodation. Accommodations are not meant to give a student with a disability an advantage over other students, make the course easier, or in any way change essential requirements or standards of the course or major.Put a statement, such as the following, on your syllabi, “If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact Access Ability Services, located in Wilder Hall B4, at 413-538-2646 or [email protected] you are eligible, they will give you an accommodation letter which you should bring to me as soon as possible.” 2.
If reduced-distraction test location is needed, will you use a nearby empty classroom, a quiet office, or send the student to Access Ability Services? Once you and the student have agreed to logistics, write them down on the enclosed receipt.Keep the accommodation letter and receipt in a secure location for your own records.