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TEACHING - Providing Accommodations
Providing classroom accommodations
UW-Green Bay provides reasonable accommodations that are individualized, flexible and based on the nature of the disability and the academic environment. Accommodations assure that students have an equal opportunity to participate in all University programs, services and activities. The purpose of accommodations is not to ensure success, but to provide access and equal opportunity. Please remember that the studentís disability status is confidential.
Documentation of disability.
Disability Services requires professional, written documentation from a student before accommodations are provided. This documentation is confidential and will be released to UW-Green Bay faculty and staff on a need-to-know basis with consent of the student.
Students bring a unique set of strengths and experiences to college, and students with disabilities are no exception. While many learn in different ways, their differences do not imply inferior capacities. There is no need to dilute curriculum or to reduce course requirements for students with disabilities. Accommodations for students with disabilities must not fundamentally alter a program, service, or activity.
However, accommodations must be made to ensure that a qualified student with a disability has equal access to learning opportunities. This principle applies to teaching strategies as well as institutional and departmental policies.
The following is a list of common academic accommodations, for more information on these accommodations, please visit the Handbook section of our site.
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