SSM 701–12: Laboratory Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
To assist faculty and staff in providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 United States Code § 701–796
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (1990, 2008), 42 United States Code § 12101 et seq.
Disability Resource Center
ASU provides federally mandated laboratory accommodations, including laboratory aides, specialized equipment, and assistive technology for qualified students with disabilities. Students must provide required documentation to the Disability Resource Center (DRC) that clearly supports the need for laboratory accommodations.
Continuing ASU students must enroll within three days of their priority enrollment appointment to ensure accommodations from the first day of class. Students requesting these accommodations must also notify their instructors and the DRC about their accommodation needs within 10 days following their priority enrollment appointment. If a student fails to follow this policy, DRC will make every effort to accommodate as close to the first day of class as possible.
New ASU students enroll for classes at an ASU orientation session; therefore students should attend an orientation session as early as possible upon admission to the university. To facilitate the availability of disability accommodations as close as possible to the first day of class, new ASU students should also notify the DRC and their instructor immediately following registration for classes about their accommodation needs and no later than 10 days after enrollment in classes. The departments supporting the laboratory and/or offering the course or activity are obligated to provide accommodations in a timely manner.
Qualified laboratory aides can only provide assistance in completing in-class laboratory assignments as directed by the student. The laboratory aide is a student employee of the DRC and, therefore, subject to recruitment, policies, procedures, and evaluations determined by the DRC.
|Note:||It will take a minimum of two weeks from the time the DRC is notified of the request to evaluate the need for, recruit, interview, hire, and train a laboratory aide.|
See the DRC Web site for detailed information and procedures for accessing services and accommodations available for qualified students at specific ASU campuses and sites.
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