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Office of Accessibility

Syllabus Statement

All faculty members should include a statement in their course syllabus to inform students about methods for receiving academic accommodations. The syllabus statement should inform your students that academic accommodations are available for students with disabilities and you are willing to provide these accommodations.

You may use one of the sample statements below in your syllabus:

  • If you have a registered academic accommodation with the Office of Accessibility, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible to discuss these accommodations. If you have a disability but have not contacted the Office of Accessibility, please contact them as soon as possible at one of the following email addresses: awsmith @bsc.edu or accessibility@bsc.edu. If you prefer to call the office, the numbers are (205) 226-7909 or (205) 226-4717.

  • If you have a documented disability and need academic accommodations in this course, please speak with me privately as soon as possible so I can be prepared to meet your needs. All disabilities must be registered with the Office of Accessibility which will provide an academic accommodation letter to me outlining your needs. If you have not already registered with the Office of Accessibility, please contact that office as soon as possible at awsmith@bsc.edu or accessibility@bsc.edu. If you prefer to call the office, the numbers are (205) 226-7909 or (205) 226-4717.

  • Students who require academic accommodations due to a disability should make an appointment with me as soon as possible to discuss these accommodations. If you have not established your academic accommodations through the Office of Accessibility, but need assistance due to a disability, please contact that office as soon as possible at awsmith@bsc.edu or accessibility@bsc.edu. You may call the office at (205) 226-7909 or (205) 226-4717.

  • If you are registered for accommodations/ academic adjustments, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible to discuss accommodations/ academic adjustments that may be necessary. During this discussion, you are not expected to disclose any details concerning your disability, though you may discuss these details at your discretion. If you have a disability but have not contacted Angie Smith, the Coordinator for Academic Accessibility at BSC, please call 226-7909 or visit Student Development on the second floor of Norton Center to initiate the process. You may also contact her at awsmith@bsc.edu if you have any questions or need more information. Her office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 8:30-4:30 or Mondays and Fridays, by appointment.