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Roles & Responsibilities


To obtain accommodations from Disability Services and for the accommodation process to proceed smoothly, all parties need to understand their roles and responsibilities.

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To obtain accommodations from Disability Services and for the accommodation process to proceed smoothly, all parties need to understand their roles and responsibilities.

Students are Responsible for:

  • Providing Disability Services with current documentation related to the area of expressed need.
  • Keeping Disability Services informed and providing updated documentation if disability needs change.
  • Requesting accommodations in a timely manner. On the average, academic services take 2-3 weeks.
  • Communicating accommodations with faculty and staff members as needed. A copy of the Disability Service Agreement is appropriate information to share.
  • Keeping appointments with Disability Services staff.
  • Notifying Disability Services with other concerns or questions.

Disability Services is Responsible for:

  • Clarifying and helping to obtain what documentation is needed to determine eligibility for services.
  • Providing a copy of the Disability Service Agreement to the student, identifying approved reasonable accommodations.
  • Consulting with faculty on behalf of students receiving services from Disability Services.
  • Discussing with the student how the disability may impact the experience at Northwestern.
  • Informing the student when additional documentation is needed.

Faculty and Staff are Responsible for:

  • Understanding accommodations recommended by Disability Services.
  • Contacting Disability Services if they have questions regarding accommodations.
  • Contacting Disability Services or the student if there are concerns or questions about how they will provide accommodations.

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