Students must take responsibility for their educational experience and register with the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) department in order to be eligible for accommodations. If a student requests an accommodation and has not registered with DRES, faculty should simply direct them to the DRES department.
Students are responsible for:
- Registering with the DRES department and providing documentation from a medical professional that states the functional limitations and duration (temporary/permanent) of their disability.
- Request Accommodations for their classes each semester.
- Requesting alternate format, such as electronic text, Braille or enlarged text, of textbooks and/or course materials through DRES as soon as the schedule is set for the next semester.
- Arranging for in-class note takers.
- Initiating contact with special programs at the DRES department.
- Finding, training, and employing personal care attendants if necessary.
If a student does not reveal that they have a disability and does not request accommodations, faculty cannot be held responsible for failing to provide accommodations to the student.