Faculty Letters

When a student requests classroom accommodations, they must provide the Access Office with appropriate documentation of disability. Our office staff will interpret the documentation to determine that the requested accommodations are reasonable. An Accommodation Letter will be produced for each course and emailed to the faculty member and the student. Accommodations are determined based on documentation of disability. Faculty may wish to negotiate alternate accommodations based on the requirements of the course or course content in order to maintain the basic goals of the course.

Exam Proctoring

In the event that you are unable to provide a distraction-reduced environment or extended time for students who are eligible for these accommodations, the Access Office will proctor the exam for you. Once students schedule an exam with the Access Office, you will receive an email requesting approval and information with instructions on how to proctor and submit an exam.

Captioning/Transcribing of Videos

The Access Office will assist faculty members in obtaining captioned copies of videos in order to ensure the accessibility of any audiovisual materials they may use for instruction.  If this material is not available in a captioned/accessible format, the Access Office Staff will provide resources to get the material in an accessible format. To request captioning of a video please fill out the Captioning Request form. 

Sample Syllabus Statement

Accessibility Statement
Students with disabilities who are experiencing barriers in this course may contact the Access Office for assistance in determining and implementing reasonable accommodations. The Access Office is located in the University Center (Entrance 5). The phone numbers are 229-245-2498 (V) and 229-375-5871 (VP). For more information, please visit http://www.valdosta.edu/access or email: access@valdosta.edu. 


The Access Office Staff is available to conduct training for your classes or faculty/departmental meetings on a variety of disability-related issues.  Topics include sensitivity training, legal responsibilities, and policies and procedures.  In addition, we are willing to develop training materials to meet the individual needs of your department, school, or organization.  Please contact our office for more information or to schedule a presentation.

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