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Teaching Resource Guide

As a faculty or staff member at Texas State University, you may be asked to provide a student with a disability with classroom accommodations.  This publication, Students with Disabilities, a Teaching Resource Guide, is designed to furnish information regarding Federal law and university policies in providing academic accommodations as well as some guidelines for communicating with students with disabilities. 

This guide is intended as an overview.  Specific considerations for individual students must be made on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Disability Services in collaboration with the instructor of the course, chair of the students academic department and/or dean of the students college. 

Please provide ODS with any feedback you may have.

Introduction
....................Purpose of this guide
....................Legal mandates
....................Examples of 504 and ADAAA
....................University policies and students with disabilities
....................Academic advantage
....................Academic freedom
Eligibility and Accommodations
....................Admission standards
....................How students qualify for services and accommodations
....................Who determines academic accommodations
....................Who maintains disability documentation
....................Recommended accommodations
....................How students with disabilities are identified
....................How to know if a student is eligible for accommodations
....................How far in advance should a student request accommodations
....................How to refer students to the ODS
The Role of Faculty
....................Recommended teaching strategies
....................Types of accommodations
Considerations to Keep in Mind
....................Appropriate language
                    Captioning Services
....................Sign language and oral interpreters
....................Assistive Technology
....................Web accessibility
....................Fire and emergency evacuation
....................Classroom behavior
....................Grievance procedures
....................Service or assistance animals