If you have not applied for accommodations or are not yet registered with ODS, please visit our Getting Started webpage.

  • Recommendations from documentation and consultation with the student are both used to determine accommodations.

  • Final determination of accommodations rests with the university.

  • Once you are registered and approved for accommodations you will request* Accessibility Letters at the beginning of each semester for the courses in which you want to use your approved accommodations. To request your Accessibility Letters for the current semester, submit a Semester Request in Accommodate by logging into MyMadison and clicking on the Accommodate logo under your "Student" tab. To learn more about Accommodate, visit our Accommodate Information webpage.

    *Students must be actively engaged in requests for accommodations. ODS cannot act upon requests for accommodations from third parties.

  • Once the semester request is submitted, your Accessibility Letters will be prepared and sent to the professor(s) of the course(s) you requested within 2 business days. To view the letters that were sent, log into Accommodate and click on "Accommodation" > "Accessibility Letters".
  • It is your (the student's) responsibility discuss the implementation of your approved accommodations with your professors. We recommend that you meet with them privately, raise their level of understanding of your strengths and disability*, and work out the logistics of providing the approved accommodation. Since the primary relationship in the learning process is with the professor, we strongly encourage you to take the initiative within the first two weeks of the semester, or earlier, as appropriate, to develop that relationship.

If difficulties occur in the actual provision of approved accommodations and you are unsuccessful in resolving those issues, then you may appeal to ODS and request assistance with securing the appropriate accommodations. Appeals and requests for assistance should be made as soon as any difficulties arise. ODS will work with both the student and the faculty member or department to arrive at an appropriate resolve.

*You do not need to disclose your disability to your professors.

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