Arranging Accommodations

Once you have submitted a request for service, provided appropriate documentation verify your disability, and met with your DSS Coordinator, it is time to arrange your reasonable accommodations with your instructors.

What is a Reasonable Accommodation?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment that will enable a qualified student with a disability to participate in a course, program, activity or service. Reasonable accommodations assure that individuals with a disability have rights and privileges equal to students without disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations may include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids or adaptive technology, services, or modifications for facilities.

Academic Accommodation Memorandum (Memo)

The DSS office prepares an Academic Accommodation Memorandum (Memo) for each student receiving accommodations. This document explains the reasonable accommodations to be provided to you as a student of IU to your instructors. It is your responsiblity to give a copy of our memo to each of your instructors at the beginning of each academic term.

Request an Academic Accommodation Memo.

Submitting Memos to Your Instructors

As a student recieving accommodations, you are required to meet with each of your professors in person either during office hours or by individual appointment. It’s necessary for you to meet your professor early in the semester - within the first two weeks if possible. By the time you leave your meetings with professors, you should have an understanding of how the professor will handle your accommodations during the semester.

If you have any questions about the memo or any part of the DSS system and process, don’t hesitate to reach out to your coordinator.