Skip to main content

Policies

Go Search
Home
  
Policies > Wiki Pages > Establishing and Implementing DSO Accomodations  

Establishing and Implementing DSO Accomodations

Division

5

STUDENT AFFAIRS

Department

5.6

DISABILITY SERVICES OFFICE

 

5.6.2

ESTABLISHING AND IMPLEMENTING DSO ACCOMMODATIONS

Policy

 

 

 

 

Accommodations and services are individually determined based on the functional limitation(s) that are identified by the diagnostic evaluation and during the Disability Services Office (DSO) intake appointment.   It is at the discretion of Worcester State University and the DSO to determine accommodations as reasonable in compliance with ADA guidelines. Accommodations cannot conflict with the essential components of a course or degree.

 

Procedure

 

 

 

 

 

During the intake interview, students will learn about the systems and procedures in place to request and receive specific services and accommodations for their individualized needs.   Many accommodations have detailed request forms that students will be required to complete.  However, the following general procedure has been established to implement reasonable and appropriate accommodations and services after qualified students have registered with the DSO.  

 

·         Students are responsible for requesting accommodations from the DSO and notifying each instructor with a letter from DSO on a semester by semester basis in order to receive them.  It is recommended that students request accommodations prior to or at the beginning of each semester. 

·         Upon student request, reasonable accommodations will be implemented in a timely fashion in collaboration with each instructor. 

·         For students registering late in the semester, accommodations may not go into place until the beginning of the next term.

·         Accommodations will not be retroactive.

 

 

Approved by Vice President/Date

 

 S. Brownlee

Approval by Cabinet/Date

 

 

Revised Date

 

Spring 2011

 

 

 

Last modified at 12/14/2011 12:27 PM  by Hoxha, Anisa