If the services and supports you receive from Accessibility Resources require instructor involvement (e.g. exam accommodations, note-taking, recording of lectures, need for special seating, or CART reporting), your instructor will need to know that these supports are being arranged through Accessibility Resources and determined to be reasonable accommodations.
Letters of Accommodation
Letters of Accommodation inform instructors that you are registered with Accessibility Resources and that you have provided Accessibility Resources with appropriate confidential documentation to establish the reasonable accommodations listed on the letter.
When you activate your accommodations, relevant instructors are sent an auto-generated email that includes a link at which they can view you letter of accommodation. As instructor lists are not always current, we also suggest that you consider doing the following:
- Open Clockwork and select 'Accommodation Activation'.
- Log in using your CCID and password.
- Choose to either review course specific accommodations or to 'Get prof letter' directly.
- Select 'Generate PDF Letter'. A PDF will be created which you can then choose to email or print.
Consider arranging an appointment with each of your instructors during their office hours within the first 2 weeks of classes to provide them with the Letters of Accommodations. During these meetings introduce yourself, present the letter, discuss how barriers in the environment and impacts of your diagnosis affect your studies, and explain how the accommodations arranged through Accessibility Resources address those areas. You do not have to discuss the exact condition, just its functional impact for the course.