Washington State University

Access Center

    Procedures to Receive Disability Related Accommodations

    NEW STUDENTS:

    Please fax documentation of your disability to the Access Center at: 509-335-8511. Upon receipt of your documentation, we will contact you to arrange an appointment with one of our Access Advisors to conduct an interview intake. Appropriate and reasonable accommodations will be arranged during this appointment.

    If you have questions, please contact us at 509-335-3417 or Access.Center@wsu.edu).

    RETURNING STUDENTS:

    Please note the procedures for receiving disability related accommodations, below:

    1. All WSU Online students who need accommodations based on a documented disability will register with the WSU Access Center each semester accommodations are needed.

    Procedures:

    a. As soon as your semester course schedule is finalized, please contact the Access Center to arrange a 30 minute telephone appointment with one of the Access Advisors (contact information below). Either email accesscenter@wsu.edu or call 509-335-3417 to arrange this appointment. You may also arrange an in-person appointment if you prefer.

    WSU Pullman Access Advisors:

    Meredyth Goodwin: m.goodwin@wsu.edu

    Office phone number: 509-335-3417

    2. All students who have authorized accommodations will be responsible for sending a copy of their accommodation form directly to their instructors. This change in procedure will facilitate communication between the student and the instructor.

    Procedures:

    a. Receiving your accommodation form: Once you have spoken with an Access Advisor and your accommodation form has been updated/re-approved, you will receive your updated accommodation form via an email attachment. Your accommodation form will be sent to you as a PDF.

    b. Please save your accommodation form on your computer hard drive.

    c. Send your accommodation form as an attachment to each of your instructors with a brief note that identifies you as a student with a disability. Below, is a sample message you may use for the body of your email.

    d. Please copy (cc) your Access Advisor when you send your accommodation form to each of your instructors; this will let us know you sent it and it will give your instructors our email address.

    SAMPLE MESSAGE of accommodation notification to instructors:

    Dear Instructor (___NAME__),

    I am a student registered in your on-line course (COURSE SUBJECT, NUMBER and SECTION) for Fall 2012.

    I am a student with a documented disability and have registered for accommodations through the WSU Access Center.

    Attached is the accommodation form that outlines the reasonable accommodations for my disability. Please take a moment to read this form. The Access Center requests that you not return this form—it is for you to keep on file.

    If you have any questions about my accommodations, please let me know. I am happy to discuss my accommodations with you. If there are questions I can't answer, my WSU Access Advisor (NAME and email address) will be happy to talk with you. If you have technical questions regarding on-line testing accommodations, WSU Online (online@wsu.edu; 509-335-3557) is available to work with you.

    Thank you for your support.

    Sincerely,

    YOUR NAME and ID#

    d. Accommodation questions: If you or your faculty members have any questions or concerns regarding your accommodations at any time during the semester, please contact your WSU Access Advisor (contact information above).

    Hours:
    Monday-Friday
    8 am - 5 pm



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    Access Center 217 Washington Building PO Box 642322 Pullman, WA 99164-2322
    509-335-3417  Fax: 509-335-8511