Syllabus Insert for Faculty Regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act


Contributed by Leslie Reid

In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi:

Please encourage students registered with Student Accessibility Services to meet with you during office hours to discuss their accommodation plan.  

"In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified students with documented disabilities. Students seeking accommodations must register with Student Accessibility Services and provide appropriate documentation before any accommodations can be provided.  Please note that accommodations are not retroactive so timely contact with Student Accessibility Services is encouraged."