LSS Rights and Responsibility

LSS Rights

Documentation

  • Receive the appropriate documentation from the student prior to the services being initiated.

Accommodations

  • Expect students and faculty to work cooperatively with LSS to facilitate academic accommodations.
  • Deny unreasonable academic accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary services. Accommodations can not impose undue hardship to, or fundamentally alter, a program or activity of the college.
  • Deny academic accommodations/services if appropriate documentation has not been provided.

LSS Responsibilities

Documentation

  • Collect, evaluate, securely store disability documentation and determine eligibility for services.

Confidentiality

  • Treat and protect all disability-related information as confidential medical information.
  • Meet with the student privately in an accessible location to discuss disability-related needs.

Accommodations

  • Administer exams as directed in a secure and monitored environment.
  • Provide appropriate accommodations in collaboration with the instructor and student.
  • Provide print materials in accessible format once the faculty member and student identifies them.

Communication

  • Communicate procedures clearly to the student and the faculty.

Advocacy

  • Assist students with disabilities in understanding their strengths and functional limitations. Provide them with the skills to become self-advocates.

To better understand Rights and Responsibilities read our definition of terms to learn the meanings of some words commonly used by LSS.


This document is cited from The Ohio State University Partnership Grant, Improving the Quality of Education for Students with Disabilities