How do I know what accommodations a student is approved to receive?
In order to use any in-class accommodations it is the student's responsibility to request a current Accommodations Verification Letter (AVL) through the ClockWork database
, within a reasonable amount of time before the accommodation is to be used. All of the student's approved accommodations are listed in the AVL.
What should I do if a student requests an accommodation that is not listed on their Accommodation Verification Letter?
Only accommodations listed on the Accommodations Verification Letter (AVL) should be provided. Students requesting an accommodation not listed on the AVL should be directed to Disability Resources and the accommodation should not be provided without Disability Resources approval.
What should I do if I am not able to provide an accommodation listed on the Accommodation Verification Letter?
It is the responsibility of Drexel University to ensure that all approved accommodations are provided for students with disabilities. In the event that you are unable to provide an approved accommodation listed on the AVL, please contact Disability Resources immediately at email@example.com
or 215.895.1401 to discuss any available options.
What should I do if I feel an accommodation listed on the Accommodation Verification Letter is unreasonable?
While Disability Resources attempts to determine accommodations that both assist the student in managing their disability and do not alter the essential learning outcomes of a course or program, there are times when an approved accommodation may not be appropriate. If you feel this is the case, please begin providing the accommodation as listed in the AVL and contact Disability Resources immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I do if a student discloses to me that they have a disability?
What can I ask the student regarding their disability?
Information regarding a student's disability is confidential and they are not required to disclose. It would therefore be inappropriate to ask specific questions about diagnosis or impairment. Instead of asking about the specific disability, Disability Resources recommends that conversation center around the essential learning outcomes/expectations of a course or program and how that relates to the student's performance.
When should I refer a student to Disability Resources?
Students should be referred to Disability Resources if they already have an Accommodations Verification Letter (AVL) and are experiencing difficulties associated with their disability or if they disclose a disability and are requesting services. It may also be appropriate to refer a student to a variety of helpful offices at Drexel, potentially including the Office of Equality and Diversity, when they are experiencing significant academic or personal issues.
Are students with disabilities eligible for accommodations on Co-Op or Clinicals?
Yes! While different than accommodations received in on-campus environments, appropriate accommodations for the work or clinical environment may be reasonable. Any student who feels they may qualify for such accommodations should contact Disability Resources at 215.895.1401 or email@example.com
If a student with a disability expresses concern about their housing or meal plan, where should they be referred?
Students with disabilities who have concerns related to their housing or meal plan should be referred to Disability Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 215.895.1401. Disability Resources is the only entity on campus with the authority to determine if/when accommodations are necessary.