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Faculty Responsibilities

Our office assists to meet your legal obligation to students with disabilities and helps you become more fluent with disability issues, adaptive equipment, and accommodations.

You have responsibilities when responding to requests for disability accommodations. This involves having a dialogue with the student about their disability needs, working with them and our office to establish reasonable accommodations.

Frequently Asked Questions provides useful definitions and information like what to do when a student hands you an accommodation letter, how to talk to a student with a disability, and how to arrange accommodations.

ADA Syllabus Statement

The University of Houston System requires that you have the ADA Statement in your syllabus. Announce to your classes at the beginning of each semester your willingness assist to students with disabilities and provide information about Disability Services.

Providing Alternative Testing Accommodations

If a student within your class needs an alternative testing accommodation (e.g., extra time, a quiet room), you can either provide the accommodations yourself or request Disability Services to administer the test with the accommodations. In order for us to administer the test according to your specifications, we ask that you complete the Alternative Testing Agreement which is linked to the accommodation letter you receive from the student. The Alternative Testing Agreement will allow you to specify what materials the student may use for the test, how you would like for us to return the test to you, and what we should do if the student has questions during the test. 

You can deliver the test to us through one of 5 ways:

  1. Upload the test into the Accessible Information Management system 
  2. Email:
  3. Hand deliver: SSCB 1.301; students can deliver tests in a sealed envelope
  4. Fax: 281-283-2624
  5. Campus mail: Box 258

The completed exam is returned back to the instructor within one business day.

Teaching Resources

Learn about effective teaching methods for working with particular disabilities and the types of formatting methods and adaptive equipment that benefit students' abilities to learn.


Disability Services
SSCB 1.301

Phone: 281-283-2648
Fax: 281-283-2624

Fall and Spring Semesters
Mon - Thu: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summer and Semester Break
Mon - Thu: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Last updated: 09/08/2016 UTC
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