The Disability Services staff members welcome collaboration with faculty regarding our mutual students. We encourage faculty members to email, call, or stop by Berks Hall, Room 209 at any time with questions or concerns about students with disabilities. We look forward to working together, in an interactive process, to discuss the need, process, and approach for accommodating students in individual classes and academic programs.
Accommodating Students with Disabilities
Disability Services staff members, through review of documentation and multiple measures, and in a collaborative process with the student, identify accommodations that must be provided to assure access to print, visual, or electronic information and materials, buildings, activities, etc. DS staff will communicate with faculty regarding what accommodations the student needs. Students are encouraged to talk to you about their needs and accommodations, also. It is the faculty members’ responsibility to implement the accommodations a stated on the accommodation memo.
Alternative Testing Procedure
This document will guide you through the process of instructor memos relating to alternative testing for students in your class, including how and where to drop off a test, and when and where your test will be returned to you.
Testing Room Rules and Regulations
The rules for students utilizing the testing center are given to students and provided for your reference.
Assisting Students with Seizure Disorders
If a DS staff member has met with a student who discloses a seizure disorder, you will be notified with an emergency memo titled Assisting Students with Seizure Disorders. Please follow the directions on the memo you receive. In general, it is RACC policy to call 911.
Disability Services staff will periodically email newsletters to the campus community. Please read these, as they may contain legal updates and procedural changes regarding students with disabilities.
Information Sessions for Faculty and Staff
The Disability Services staff members offer training for faculty and staff on a variety of disability-related subjects. These are offered at least once per semester, on multiple dates and times, with the hope that most faculty and staff will have an opportunity to attend. Topics vary each semester and include items such as specific disabilities, disability law in higher education, assistive technology, electronic accessibility, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and other topics.