Connecting students to coordinated support and campus resources
The Accessibility Center and Project Success offices use the Accommodate software to easily connect students with the resources and assistance they need in the fastest way possible and foster collaboration across campus stakeholders. Accommodate provides fast and cohesive communication between students, colleagues, offices, academic departments, and note-takers/ transcribers. The Accommodate platform tracks student accommodation submissions, enables institutions to easily track accessibility resources like test room availability and device inventory
Learn More about the Accommodate Software on their website.
Electronic Textbook Accommodation
Please see the below video tutorial on how to submit your electronic textbook request. Electronic textbook requests are referred to in Accommodate as “Alternative Format”. Students with an approved accommodation for electronic textbooks may request electronic textbooks each semester and must submit a request for each book that is needed. Please note that proof of purchase is required for electronic textbooks to be added to Kurzweil, our web-based screenreader software.
Before requesting any accommodation, students must first submit a semester request.
Within the semester request, the student must select all courses that they would like to utilize the note-taker accommodation in.
After this is completed, any Accessibility Center or Project Success student with approved notetaker accommodations will need to complete a NOTE TAKER REQUEST within Accommodate.
Once the request is received and approved, the course instructor will receive notice of the request to make a class announcement.
When a notetaker is found, notes will be submitted and shared electronically and securely through Accommodate. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the notes for timely submission (within 48 hours of class meeting times) and quality/completeness.
FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
Student Accessibility Disclosure
If a student discloses a disability to you, please refer them to the UWO Accessibility Center as soon as possible. Any student who may also qualify for services through Project Success will be referred and given additional information.
Faculty and Staff Responsibilities
Review and electronically sign student accommodation letters, assist in coordinating student accommodations, such as exam and note taking accommodations.
Signatures on an Accommodation Plan
The electronic signature requested for accommodation plans is the instructor’s acknowledgement that the student shared their accommodation plan and notified the instructor of their intent to utilize accommodation in the course.
Signing the accommodation plan will also allow instructors to easily view students in their current courses who have approved accommodation plans through both the UWO Accessibility Center and Project Success.
Accessing a Student’s Accommodation Page
Faculty and instructional staff members can view student accommodation plans by selecting the Accommodation Letters tab on the home page of Accommodate.
Both requested and signed accommodation plans will appear in the list.
Instructors can click on a student’s name to view their plan. The accommodation letter will include whether the student is affiliated with the Accessibility Center, Project Success or both offices.
Coordinating exam accommodation requests
After a Project Success student with approved exam accommodation requests submits a test room booking request within accommodate, Project Success staff members will review the request.
When the request is approved, the course instructor will receive a notification that a pending test room booking request is available for review.
Instructors will be asked to review and verify the date and time requested for a test, provide additional exam proctoring information, and communicate preferred exam procurement and return methods.
The video below includes detailed information regarding the test room booking request within accommodate, specific to the course instructor’s role.
Notetaker Accommodation Requests
Once a student has submitted a note-taker accommodation request, the instructor will be notified and asked to make an announcement. Project Success staff members will coordinate hiring notetakers for both Accessibility Center and Project Success students on the UWO Oshkosh campus. The tutorial video below includes a step-by-step process for the instructor’s role in the notetaker accommodation process within Accommodate.