Guide for Faculty & Other Teaching Staff

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) staff hopes the following answers to commonly asked questions will assist faculty and all other teaching staff in accommodating qualified Arizona State University (ASU) students with disabilities.

Quick Tip:

How will I know if there are students with disabilities in my classes?

The DRC recommends that faculty put statements in their syllabus and in other sudent communication locations, letting students know they are available to discuss disability and other students issues that may arise in their classes. The following are sample statements:

Sample Syllabus Statements Regarding Disability Accommodations:

  • Disability Accommodations: Qualified students with disabilities who will require disability accommodations in this class are encouraged to make their requests to me at the beginning of the semester either during office hours or by appointment. Note: Prior to receiving disability accommodations, verification of eligibility from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is required. Disability information is confidential.
  • Establishing Eligibility for Disability Accommodations: Students who feel they will need disability accommodations in this class but have not registered with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) should contact DRC immediately. Their office is located on the first floor of the University Center Building, Suite 160. DRC staff can also be reached at: 602-496-4321 (V), 602-496-0378 (TTY), and at: Their hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Eligibility and documentation policies can be viewed at:

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Resources to assist faculty in Designing an Accessible

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