Students who feel they qualify for accommodations in the classroom based on the American Disability Act (ADA) must register through Accessible Educational Services by providing proper documentation. Students must also adhere to the following:
Apply for Accessibility Services
- Physically challenged
- Hearing impaired
- Sight/visually impaired
- Learning disabled
- Medically disabled
- Other disabled by ADA definition
Steps to apply for services:
- Self-identify to Accessible Educational Services by submitting an online request form or in person.
- Complete the online request form and upload the proper documentation. Or you can submit by fax to 765-455-9243 or deliver in-person to the Office in the Kelley Student Center (KC), Room 200.
- After review of documentation, staff will contact you to schedule an intake appointment.
- Attend intake appointment and sign release of information form.
- Accommodation letters should be downloaded from your Accommodate Student portal and emailed to your instructors within the first week of classes.
- Review and adhere to the responsibilities of students with disabilities.
- Provide proper documentation at least 72 hours prior to desired appointment time.
- Documentation must represent current functional impact/limitations of the disability. Generally documentation should be within three years of service request. Documentation that is more than three years old may be accepted if the condition is unlikely to change significantly over time.
- Must be provided by:
- Medical Doctor or Specialist
- Other Medical or Mental Health Specialists
- Documentation must contain:
- All specific diagnoses accompanied with symptoms
- Description of how the condition limits/restricts life functions such as learning
- All medications prescribed and possible side effects
- Recommendations on how to modify the student’s educational setting to assist the student in meeting the goals and objectives of a class
Assessment of needs/accommodations is reviewed by Accessible Educational Services staff.
Prior to the Semester
- Advance Register for classes (if possible, by talking to your academic advisor)
- Request a new accommodation letter through the Accommodate link found on One.iu.
- Communicate with ATAC if you will need material in an alternate format at email@example.com.
During the Semester
- Distribute letters to instructor/professors regarding approved modifications each semester.
- Schedule a meeting with each class/instructor to discuss approved modifications.
- Submit new semester request in accommodate immediately if there is any change to your schedule.
- Assist in identifying note takers in all classes, if applicable. Send the note taker to Accessible Educational Services as soon as possible so we are able to process payroll.
- Notify faculty/accessibility staff member immediately when an accommodation is not being provided completely or correctly.
- If approved for testing accommodations, please do the following:
- Discuss the accommodation with each professor so that testing arrangements are agreed upon and set up in RegisterBlast. You will then need to schedule your exam times in RegisterBlast.
- When using a scribe/reader, confirm the day/time of your exam at least one week in advance with your instructor. Let Accessible Educational Services know as soon as the test is scheduled so that a scribe/reader can be assigned. This needs to be done a week in advance.
After the Semester
- Notify Accessible Educational Services if services need to be terminated or continued for the upcoming semester.
It is the student’s responsibility to submit semester requests in accommodate to renew services each semester.