Faculty Resources

Resources on creating accessible content

How do I know if students in my class has approved accommodations?

Faculty Notification: Faculty will be notified by email by DSS when a student has been approved and has requested accommodations for your class that quarter. The information included explains the specific accommodation(s), not the actual disability. Upon receipt of that email, please confirm and tell DSS if you need clarification as soon as possible. Students are encouraged to request accommodations as soon as they register or ideally prior to the start of each quarter, but can request accommodations at any point in time. If a student approaches you about accommodations and you have not received official notice, please refer the student to the DSS office. Either the student has not yet requested accommodations or the student has not gone through the initial DSS process.

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Syllabus Statement for Accommodations

Please incorporate an Accommodation Statement into your course syllabus. Statements like these preserve the student’s privacy and also indicate your willingness to provide assistance. Bring this statement to the attention of your class at the first class meeting.

Suggested Syllabus Statement:

Accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are available for students who have a documented disability. Disability Support Services (DSS) coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions (could include a temporary injury or pregnancy). Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Disability Support Services office as soon as possible to better ensure that accommodations are implemented in a timely manner. All accommodations must first be approved through Disability Support Services. Disability Support Services is located in PUB 013, which is on the lower level. For an appointment or information, please visit www.clark.edu/dss or contact 360-992-2314 (voice) or 360-991-0901 (video phone) or email dss@clark.edu. Once you have established accommodations with Disability Support Services, please contact me as soon as possible to discuss your needs in this course.

How do I request an interpreter or captioning for a video?

Complete this form Request a Sign Language Interpreter or Captioning for a Video for any of the following:

Generally, it is the responsibility of the student, not the instructor, to request an interpreter.  If a student approaches you and requests an interpreter, please direct them to Shannon Alicea, Interpreter Coordinator, at DSS: salicea@clark.edu

For questions about interpreting services or captioning support contact Shannon Alicea at salicea@clark.edu or 360-992-2955 (phone) or 360-991-0901 (video phone).