Students registered with DRS should schedule a Semester Plan Meeting with your Coordinator
after registering for classes each semester, when your schedule is finalized.
At this meeting, you and your Coordinator will discuss your disability-related needs
for each class and develop a plan of accommodations and/or services for that particular
semester. Certain services require weeks to arrange (such as books in alternate format,
interpreting services, classroom captioning or relocation of a classroom). Completing
your Semester Plan in a timely fashion allows DRS to get your accommodations set-up
and ready for the first day of class. Delaying your Semester Plan can cause a delay
If it appears during the course of the semester that the planned accommodations are
insufficient, you should meet with your Coordinator to discuss any changes as soon
as possible. The Semester Plan can be amended any time in the semester.
If the planned accommodations involve your professors, your DRS Coordinator will provide
you with a memo for each professor. The memo will explain you are officially registered
with DRS and for them to help coordinate the accommodations listed in the memo. It
is your responsibility to provide the memo to each professor as soon as possible.
University policy does not permit professors to provide disability-related accommodations
to students without a DRS memo. Professors are only responsible for providing accommodations
from the time they receive notice via the memo from DRS. Students who provide their
memos late in the semester are not eligible for retroactive accommodations.
In determining the accommodations you will receive, DRS staff gives first consideration
to the specific accommodation you request. While the law does not require the institution
to provide the specific accommodation you request, it does require the institution
to provide an appropriate accommodation, one that will provide you with equal access
and equal opportunity.