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Student Accessibility Services, support staff, and faculty work collaboratively to provide reasonable accommodations for students. Students may be eligible to receive accommodations based on the nature and functional limitations of a documented disability.

Things to know before getting started

  • Accommodations are intended to reduce or eliminate barriers to equal access, they do not waive academic requirements considered essential.
  • Accommodations are not a guarantee for student success. Accommodations are intended to promote equal opportunities.
  • Accommodations are determined through a review process based on documentation received in regards to a student’s disability.
  • Temporary illness or impairments (recovering from surgery) are not considered a disability. Please follow the link to Temporary Accommodations.

Process

  1. Fill out the appropriate Student Accessibility Registration Form and release of information forms.
  2. Provide supporting documentation to SAS.
    • Documentation should include
      • Credentials of the evaluator (generally psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed counselors, or medical doctors).
      • A clear diagnositc statement and information regarding the impact of the disability condition, including any side effects of medications or other treatments.
      • A description of the disagnosict methodology used.
      • Information on the current functional limitations and prognosis of condition.
  3. Schedule an intake appointment with the assistant director or accessibility specialist – this meeting lasts about an hour and allows the student the opportunity to discuss the college experience, how the accommodation process works, and where to find resources on campus and in the community.

What comes next?

  • Once a student has been approved, the SAS representative will send out electronic copies of the accommodation letter to the approved professors.
  • The student will schedule a meeting with professors to discuss the accommodations – make time to plan out when exams will be taken in the Accommodated Testing Center.
  • Check Trinity email for updates from SAS representatives.
  • Feel free to reach out to SAS representatives any time there is a question or concern.