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 Faculty FAQs for Students with Disabilities

What do I do when I receive an alert from the Accommodation Services?

  • Read the entire email and reply to the options on the email for testing accommodations.
  • If the student is receiving a note taking accommodation; please assist in looking for a note taker for the class or provide notes to the student.
  • Please have the potential note taker stop by our office to fill out the paperwork.

 

What is a "testing accommodation"?

  • Student will get extended time for the tests/quizzes. 
  • The student has to take the test in the Accommodation Services office in order to receive the extended time.
  • Taking the test in the Accommodation Services test area will reduce the distraction of the classroom setting.

 

What is a "note taking accommodation"?

  • Student is to receive notes from either one of their peers from the class or from the instructor.
  • Note takers will be paid for their notes.

 

How do I know if the notes I am providing is sufficient?

  • Please discuss the notes with the student. If he/she still thinks that he/she needs more, please assist with locating a note taker.
  • Please call the Accommodation Services office with any questions or concerns.  There may be unique situations for certain classes.

 

What kinds of equipment will be used in the classroom?

  • Assistive listening device such as FM.
  • Digital tape recorder.
  • Adjustable chair and/or table.
  • These are just a few examples.  Other equipment may be used depending upon the student's needs.

 

Do my videos need to be accessible?  If so, who do I contact?

  • Yes, all videos must be accessible to all students including students with disabilities.
  • Please contact Accommodation Services staff to have your videos captioned if you are planning to show the videos in your class.
  • We encourage you to have any videos you are planning to show in your classes captioned even if you do not have any students with disabilities.  Doing so will promote a Universal Design to your classes and utilizes additional learning tools which can be beneficial to all learners.
  • Please contact Virginia Gutierrez (920) 498-7963, regarding closed captioning a video.

 

What do I do if I suspect that it may be beneficial for a student to use the Accommodation Services?

  • Please encourage him/her to see one of the case managers.  However, ultimately, it is his/her responsibility to contact our office and meet with one of the counselors.

Resources:

Section 504.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Communication Strategies .

Accommodation Services:

 Office Hours: (Please call for summer hours).

                        Monday through Thursday:   8:00am until 7:00pm

                        Friday:                          8:00am until 5:00pm

Phone: (920) 498-6904

Email: accommodation.services@nwtc.edu