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The Classroom Team, Legal Responsibilities for all

In order to work together effectively and to understand their individual responsibilities, all individuals involved in the accommodation process, including students, instructors, and service providers.

Student Responsibilities

As learners at post-secondary institutions, deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind students are responsible to contact the institution’s Accessibility Service Office to request accommodations. They must also provide proof of their eligibility for accommodations through documentation from a professional audiologist and/or a medical doctor.

It is the students’ responsibilities to communicate what they feel their accommodations needs are and to work with Accessibility Services advisors to determine the best approach to accommodation services. Students can expect reasonable accommodations, with the understanding that a perfect solution may not be available or reasonable.

Instructor Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of instructors to develop instructional strategies that help to accommodate the learning needs of deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind students. Instructors will receive support from their institutions Accessibility Services office and also encouraged to contact to contact their Teaching and Learning Center for support on implementing Universal Design for Learning principles.

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