- Documentation of the Disability
It is the student’s responsibility to disclose the disability. If the student fails to do so, professors and others are not obligated to accommodate the disability. Before the accommodation process can begin, the student with a disability must provide satisfactory written documentation of the disability to the Office of Disability Accommodation Support (DeMoss Hall 1264 ). Costs associated with documentation of a disability are the responsibility of the student. Documentation can be faxed (434-582-3858), scanned and emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org), or hand-delivered to our office (DeMoss Hall 1264).
- A student who requests non-academic accommodations can access links to the required forms on our home page for the following: Housing Disability Accommodation, Service/Emotional Support Animal Accommodation, Meal Plan Accommodation (See: www.liberty.edu/ODAS > “Submit Requests for Other Accommodations”). Questions can be emailed to: Accessibility@Liberty.edu.
- Accommodation Requests
After the initial meeting with an ODAS Advisor, a student who requests academic accommodations is required to fill out an “Academic Accommodation Request Form” each semester giving Disability Support Staff permission to request the accommodations (https://adfs.liberty.edu/adfs/ls/idpinitiatedsignon?wa=wsignin1.0&wtrealm=urn:cas:sso.liberty.edu). The student can then follow up with his/her professor, if desired, regarding particular details of the accommodation request (i.e. modified attendance, or a make-up test).
- Intake Meeting
Once the documentation has been received by ODAS, the student will be contacted to set up a short intake meeting to discuss possible accommodations.