Depending on your disability, you may be eligible for accommodations inside the classroom. These include preferential seating, using assistive technology inside the classroom, increased time on tests, and more. The accommodations your are eligible for will be determined by your SEC.

It's important to discuss your accommodations with your professor(s). Having a conversation with your professor can be a new experience, especially if you are discussing accommodations. Check to see if the professor has posted or provided open office hours and make sure you visit during those times. You may also be able to ask them about setting up an appointment, which will allow you time to speak without interruption.

Understand and think about what you want before talking with the professor. The more specific you can be when asking, the better the professor will be able to help you. If you have accommodations and want to discuss how to carry out the accommodations, be courteous about making arrangements. Rather than being demanding, ask how the accommodations could best be implemented. Accept that a professor does not need to give accommodations prior to when they were formally requested. Show your professor your current SEC!

If you are finding your instructor is unwilling or unsure of the appropriate accommodations, please come speak with your DSPS Teacher-Specialist or Counselor about the situation.