Once they have registered with Disability Services, students are responsible for requesting accommodations through Disability Services for each and every semester they wish to use their accommodations. Students should request accommodations at least three weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the accommodations are sought.
While eligible students may request accommodations at any point in the semester, failure to make the request before the start of classes typically results in a period of course enrollment during which the accommodations are not in effect. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.
Please keep in mind that many accommodations take advance time and planning to arrange, some up to 8 weeks. Students requesting accommodations should refer to the Accommodation Request Timeline below to ensure they make their requests in a timely manner.
|ACCOMMODATION REQUESTED||TIMELINE FOR REQUEST|
|Request for interpreters or CART services||Semester long classes: up to four weeks in advance. One time event: at least two weeks in advance.|
|Requests for captioning||Semester long classes: up to four weeks in advance. One time event: at least two weeks in advance.|
|Specialized furniture or equipment loan||Semester long classes At least two weeks in advance. One time event: at least one week in advance.|
|Braille print service||Textbooks: six to eight weeks in advance of date needed. Five pages or less: one to two weeks.|
|Enlarged print||One week for 10 pages or less; two weeks for up to 50 pages.|
|Books in electronic format||Four to eight weeks prior to the date needed.|
|Requests to faculty for advanced copies of course materials||Two weeks prior to the date they are needed.|