NC State is committed to providing inclusive learning environments.  Equal access can often be achieved through course design.  Instructors should design and deliver curricula considering the range of students in the class. If courses are designed for a variety of learners, including students with disabilities, access becomes part of the course design rather than an afterthought or an accommodation.  However, barriers to learning or assessment may still exist for a student with a disability in your course.   Reasonable accommodations are provided to students who have disclosed a disability with our office and have provided documentation that supports the need for reasonable accommodations so they may, as independently as possible, meet the demands of university life.  Instructors are responsible for providing accessible content and materials in their courses.  To learn more about how you create accessible information, visit creating accessible content.

If a student discloses a disability to you, requests accommodations, and you have not received a letter from the DSO, refer the student to the DSO.

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Accommodations are listed in the accommodation letter.  Since courses have different essential requirements some accommodations may not be reasonable.  If you believe that an accommodation is not reasonable, contact the DSO before denying an accommodation to a student.  Similarly, if, at any time, you have questions about any accommodation, you are encouraged to discuss your concerns with a staff member of the DSO.  In addition, the DSO staff can schedule an information session for you or your department upon request.

Please review the links for more information regarding accommodations.