Student Accessibility Services

IMPORTANT: Course Accessibility Letters

Dear Students,

How are your classes going? As we reach the midpoint in the semester, we want to check-in to see how you are doing but also want to give you updates on how our office is working to better serve you. With midterms around the corner, we want to send you a couple of reminders:

  • By now your instructors should have received your Course Accessibility Letters electronically. We have been hearing from instructors that students are not meeting with them to discuss their access plans. This is a requirement of all students as part of the collaborative accommodation process. If you have not done so already, it is important that you approach your instructors as soon as possible.
  • You should be talking with your instructors now to ensure your exam accommodations (if you have this type of accommodation) are set up in advance of your midterms, including location and time. If you are taking your exam in Exam Services, please confirm with your instructor that the Exam Accommodation Request Form will be completed at least a week in advance to your exam.
  • Have you added a course to your schedule since receiving your original Course Accessibility Letter? As a reminder, you need to notify SAS staff of any course additions in order for your access plan to be sent to your new course instructors.

In rolling out our new accommodations system, Accommodate, we’ve had a few unexpected challenges. We’re continuing to work with UNI IT and the folks at Accommodate to make adjustments to the system. To help us out:

  • Please take a couple minutes and log into Accommodate and review your Course Accessibility Letter.
  • If you have not already signed off on them, please do so.
  • Double check that you have a Course Accessibility Letter for the courses you are currently enrolled in.
  • You might see a course you dropped or are not enrolled in on your list - that’s okay! This is an error we continue to work with Accommodate on.
  • If a Course Accessibility Letter has not been signed off on by one of your instructors - don’t worry. The signature is acknowledgment that your instructor has received the letter. Due to another Accommodate error we are currently working on, not all instructors are able to sign the Course Accessibility Letters. This means it is that much more important for you to have a conversation with your instructors about your accommodations. In turn, if you or your instructors have concerns with your accommodations, please contact us.

Remember accommodations are a collaborative and student-driven process. If you have questions or concerns about your accommodations or want to discuss your access plan, please connect with SAS right away.

Finally, we want to invite you to our open house on Monday, October 22 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in ITTC 007. We will be giving tours of the new space, answering questions, hanging out, and enjoying some light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you!

The Student Accessibility Services Team