The Services for Students with Disabilities office (SSD) is pleased to announce the implementation of Accommodate, a core electronic case management system that will assist students, faculty, instructors, and staff in requesting, approving, and implementing disability-related accommodations.
TRANSITION TO ACCOMMODATE AND VISAS
We have made a transition to a new database, Accommodate, that enhances our ability to support our University of Michigan Community.
We have been working to provide some immediate answers to the questions and concerns that have been raised by many faculty regarding individual student accommodations - the initial information we have is below:
If a student presents an old VISA letter - even if it says it is expired - please accept it and provide them with the accommodations listed. Direct all students with a VISA to complete the Student Application so they are updated in the Accommodate System and have a new "Accommodations Letter" generated.
If a student indicates to an instructor that they believe they need an accommodation, but they do not have a current Accommodations Letter OR an old VISA letter, the instructor can provide the flexibility requested. Flexibility related to additional time on quizzes/exams, a limited distraction environment, providing course materials/slides in advance, and deadline extensions are just a few examples of the type of flexibility that could be provided by an instructor while the student completes the Accommodate application process.
Note: This will not be considered an official accommodation until the student has connected with the SSD office, as described above.