Providing individual disability-related accommodations is something UALR has done for as long as the Americans with Disabilities Act has been in place, and even before then. But something we’ve learned along the way is that often it’s the environment in which students interact that is the disabling factor. We in the Disability Resource Center are working to help create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments, and a big part of that happens in the classroom. How you set up your class goes a long way in determining whether individual disability-related accommodations will be needed.
Here is some information to help you know how the accommodation process works, and, if you choose, options you can employ to lay out your class in such a way as to make it more inclusive from the beginning. We will be adding to this list. Please let us know if there is a topic you’d like us to cover!