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ADA Student Accommodation Best Practice

Curricular and Co-Curricular Accommodations

Disability Support Services (DSS) determines curricular and co-curricular accommodations for students with documented disabilities. DSS will conduct an accommodation process engaging students, faculty and SIUE administration, to determine and implement reasonable accommodations.

Students who disagree with eligibility determination of accommodations or wish to seek an appeal of such determinations are directed to the DSS Handbook for the DSS Grievance Policy. 

SIUE Faculty or administrators who disagree with DSS may appeal to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for an institutional remedy. 

Faculty who believe that an accommodation granted significantly alters the pedagogy of the class, should discuss the accommodation and concerns with DSS. If the matter is not resolved through discussions with DSS, then the matter should be forwarded to the Office of Equal Opportunity, Access and Title IX Coordination (EOA) for review. EOA will then convene a meeting including the faculty member and other appropriate Academic Affairs personnel (i.e. Dean’s Office, Provost Office if necessary), DSS personnel, and other Student Affairs personnel as needed, to determine whether the accommodation was appropriate, or whether it in fact significantly alters the educational program. The Office of General Counsel will be consulted in such matters as needed.   

Issues relating to disability discrimination, harassment, employee accommodations, and accessibility to facilities/grounds should be forwarded to the Office of Equal Opportunity, Access and Title IX Coordination (EOA) for their review and consideration.

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