Faculty & Staff Resources
Referring Students to ASC
If students identify themselves as having a physical, psychological, or learning disability, please refer them to ASC for services. This can be done via a warm handoff email or by providing the student with the information sheet linked below. Please remember that it is both inappropriate and illegal to ask someone if they have a disability.
Communicating with Students in Your Courses
It's best practice to maintain a written record of student communication in regard to disability accommodations. ASC has provided these templates for faculty to utilize to acknowledge receipt of an accommodation plan and to follow up and summarize any accommodation discussions or meetings with students.
Questions & Concerns
Please call or email the ASC if you have any questions related to:
- Universal design
- Course accessibility
- Adaptive technology
- Accommodation implementation
- Communication with accommodated students
- Student-specific concerns
Each course syllabus should include the ASC syllabus statement related to reasonable accommodations. Faculty can select the statement that is most appropriate for their course from the document linked below.
Extended Time for Assessments
The UNO Testing Center is located in 522 Kayser Hall, 402.554.4800, and is available for students who require exam accommodations that cannot be provided in the classroom. Only accommodations previously approved by Accessibility Services Center will be provided at the Testing Center.
All exam materials should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Files must be sent as attachments; the Testing Center does not accept links or cloud files. Do not send exam materials to ASC.
Sign Language Interpreting
Please email Stephanie Vik email@example.com to request interpreting services.
The intention of this accommodation is to assist students who cannot generate a complete set of notes on their own. It is not a replacement for attendance. Therefore, notes are only provided when the student with a disability attends class.
If a student requests a note taker:
- Make an announcement to the class that there is a student who needs a volunteer note taker for the semester. This involves sharing their notes with someone who cannot take adequate notes on their own.
- As you make this announcement please remember that disability information is confidential. It is important that the student with a disability is not identified in front of the class.
- When a student volunteers, ask them to stay after class for a brief meeting. The student with a disability will meet the volunteer at that time and make arrangements for obtaining the notes. It is helpful when the instructor oversees this initial meeting.
- If the student with a disability prefers to remain anonymous, the notes will need to be passed through the instructor or another third party.
- If needed, student note takers can make free photocopies of their notes in the ASC office.
Please contact ASC if you have additional questions or need clarification.