Access statements are a key component in providing a campus climate that values people with disabilities. An access statement on a course syllabus, can encourage students to disclose their disability-related needs in a timely manner and allow faculty to become involved in the students instruction early in the course.
Below are a few examples that you are welcome to use in your syllabus.
Access Statement 1:
Access and Accommodations: Your experience in this class is important to me. If you have already established accommodations with the Offices of Disability Services, please communicate your approved accommodations to me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your needs in this course.
If you have not yet established services through Disability Services, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact Disability Services at 404.894.2563 or firstname.lastname@example.org or disabilityservices.gatech.edu.
Disability Services offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions. Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your instructor(s) and Disability Services. It is important to the Georgia Institute of Technology to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.
Access Statement 2:
Access and Accommodations: At Georgia Tech we strive to make learning experiences as accessible as possible. If you anticipate or experience physical or academic barriers based on disability, you are welcome to let me know so that we can discuss options. You are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Services to explore reasonable accommodations.
The Office of Disability Services can be contacted by:
If our class meets at a campus location: Please be aware that the accessible table and chairs in this room should remain available for students who find that standard classroom seating is not usable.