What is a Reasonable Accommodation?
Reasonable accommodations ensure equal access to University employment, educational programs, services, and activities. Upon receiving a request, DRC determines reasonable accommodation through an interactive process of examining a particular experience and consulting with the disabled individual and his/her faculty. As disabled students should be held to the same standards as their non-disabled peers, an accommodation cannot constitute a fundamental alteration or compromise academic integrity. Reasonable accommodations do not guarantee success, but do ensure access.
If a student is affiliated with the DRC and has requested course accommodations (i.e., attendance flexibility, course substitutions, exam modifications), an Access Consultant will contact instructors as needed/appropriate to discuss the reasonableness of the requests.
Instructors should not request medical documentation from students. Disability-related documentation, if necessary, should only be reviewed and maintained by DRC.