(Instructor’s Name) (Department) (Campus mail code)
Reference: (Student’s name)
Dear (Instructor’s name):
Student’s name) has presented the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office with documentation of a disability. SSD staff reviewed the documentation and deemed them to meet existing guidelines. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the ADA Amendments Act require that the University of Texas at Austin provide reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified students with disabilities. The University relies on faculty members to work with
the student to provide the approved accommodations, including those for testing. (Student’s first name) will work with you directly to implement the following accommodations, which have been authorized as reasonable accommodations by professionals in SSD for the semester.
• Copy of the class notes from a volunteer in the class using carbonless paper provided by SSD and
assistance from the professor anonymously requesting a volunteer
• Attendance may be an issue; the Attendance Clarification Form must be completed, signed and returned to SSD to be officially recognized, and will be in effect as of the date of the instructor’s signature. The student’s administrator (listed in the last
paragraph of the Accommodation Letter) can serve as an additional resource to discuss this form.
• Twice the allotted time for taking tests and completing work in class unless speed is the factor being tested. This does not apply to take home exams.
Although most accommodations can be provided by you with the cooperation of your department, please
feel free to contact (Student’s name) coordinator, (Coordinator’s name), at 471-6259 if you have any questions
regarding this student’s accommodations. Details of a student’s disability are confidential.
Please do not ask the student questions related to their condition or diagnosis. You may wish to access additional resources by visiting the Faculty and Staff section of our Web site at http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/for_facstaff.php.
Krista Schutz-Hampton, M.A.