Documentation (testing, letters from licensed providers, evaluations) provided by students during the registration process is kept electronically by SAS and is not shared with other departments at WSU. Students are strongly discouraged from sharing their documentation from faculty members or other members of the WSU community.
Rights and Responsibilities of Student Accessibility Services
- Require appropriate, professional documentation by a qualified professional demonstrating the nature and extent of the functional limitations.
- Deny a request for accommodations for reasons such as failure to submit required documentation, or when the documentation does not indicate that the accommodation is necessary.
- Refuse a request for an unreasonable accommodation or one which would alter an essential element of a course or degree program.
- Discuss specific disability-related information with WSU faculty or staff on a need-to-know basis in order to perform its functions. For example, information is released to Campus Police for emergency planning and response.
- Review requests for accommodation, including Registration Form and documentation provided by qualified professional.
- Respond in a timely manner.
- Engage students who request accommodations in an interactive intake process.
- Maintain confidentiality of student documentation and communications.
- Provide reasonable academic, physical, housing, and technological accommodations for WSU students.
- Provide notification of grievance procedures.
- Act in accordance with Federal and State laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of a disability.