Faculty or Staff who would like to learn more about disability accommodations, teaching strategies to enhance learning for all students, or referral options available for your students, please contact:Sue Orchard, Psy.D
Coordinator for Student Access
Center for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Mackenzie Hall 1115
Course instructors are asked to include a statement on their syllabus that informs students that they may be eligible for academic accommodations if they are a qualified student with a disability. This statement is important because it sends a message that your classroom is a welcoming environment for students with disabilities and allows the university to remain in compliance with legal statues pertaining to disability law.
The following example of a disability statement can be used or modified for your course:
“Our program is committed to all students achieving their potential. If you have a disability or think you may have a disability (physical, learning, hearing, vision, psychological) which may need a reasonable accommodation please contact Student Access at (503) 494-0082 or e-mail at email@example.com to discuss your needs. You can also find more information at www.ohsu.edu/student-access. Because accommodations can take time to implement, it is important to have this discussion as soon as possible. All information regarding a student’s disability is kept in accordance with relevant state and federal laws.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about disability accommodations and your the University's responsibilities. Check out the Faculty FAQ
Universal Design of Instruction (UDI)
Universal Design of Instruction (UDI) takes an active approach to making the university useable, equitable, sustainable and inclusive for all students. The University of Washington's The Faculty Room is a space for faculty and administrators at postsecondary institutions to learn how to create classroom environments and academic activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities.
To learn more about UDI, check out these resources:
Teaching Students with Specific Disabilities
OHSU Equal Access Policy
EQUAL ACCESS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES POLICY No. 02-01-002
The Department of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity (AAEO) will review requests for employee and student accommodations for religious beliefs in a manner that is consistent with state and federal law.