How to Request Accommodations
Once appropriate documentation has been received and evaluated and accommodations have been approved, a Letter of Accommodation form can be generated. The Letter of Accommodation (LOA) form lists all the student's approved accommodations. At the student's request, this form is used to communicate with faculty and staff about the accommodations needed for the student to have equal access. LOAs must be requested and issued on a term-by-term basis.
To receive accommodations, students should
- Make an appointment to meet with his or her advisor prior to the start of term to discuss options and any questions or concerns about the requested accommodations
- Complete entire OSD Intake Process.
- All Letters of Accommodations are provided to student and professors via email communication.
- Discuss with professor/s about how the accommodations will be arranged (we recommend that students meet with their professors before or after class or during office hours)
- Inform OSD advisor if there are any issues in receiving accommodations
The student is responsible for requesting their LOA at the start of each term. If the Letter of Accommodation is not requested for that term, the instructor does not have to provide your accommodations. Accommodations listed on the Letter of Accommodation form may change during the course of a student's enrollment due to changes in disability status, disability documentation or program standards and requirements.
Temporary Physical Impairments
Temporary accommodations may be provided as a service to students with temporary physical impairments so your enrollment can continue with minimal disruption. Temporary impairments are not covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because this law applies to only permanent disabilities.
OSD will require you to meet with an advisor and provide a letter from physician or medical documents showing the nature and extent of the injury in order to receive assistance with course tests.
Review the OSD Student Handbook to access information on policies, accommodations and student responsibilities
Note: The Handbook for Students with Disabilities only highlights College policies, procedures and practices. It is provided generally for personal education and information. Therefore, it cannot be construed as a legal document or contract, nor does it supercede applicable Federal, State or local laws or College policies. Nothing in the Handbook for Students with Disabilities should be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion.
Student Dispute Resolution
To learn about policies or express your concern about Final Grades, Administrative Complaints, Civil Rights Discrimination, Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault, Code of Conduct Violations or other Academic Disputes, please visit the Student Dispute Resolution.