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Accessibility Services

Students with disabilities may receive accommodations in college.

To receive accommodations students will need to:

  1. Fill out a disability disclosure form.
  2. Provide the Coordinator of Accessibility of Learning Support with supporting documentation of a disability and accommodations requested
  3. Meet with the Coordinator of Accessibility and Learning Support to discuss reasonable accommodations and obtain a notification of disability accommodations letter to be signed by instructors and returned to the office.

Reason for Accommodations may include but not limited to:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Mobility Issues
  • Mental Health (depression, anxiety, etc)
  • Temporary Medical Concerns (injury, concussion etc)

Please email accessibility@wells.edu with further questions.

Accommodations Information for Faculty & Teaching Staff

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations must:

  • Be reasonable
  • Ensure equal access and provide equal access to education as all other students
  • Not interfere with the integrity of the course or pose a fundamental alteration to the course curriculum or objectives
  • Not pose a safety threat to others

Students receiving accommodations must:

  • Communicate those accommodations with their instructors, including receipt of a signature on an accommodation letter
  • Renew their accommodations each semester and receive a new letter
  • Communicate with the Coordinator of Accessibility and Learning Support any issues or barriers they may encounter regarding their accommodations
  • Work with their instructors to carry out the receipt of their accommodations and accept the instructor’s discretion as appropriate

Faculty and Teaching Staff may:

  • Ask for advanced notice, at least 24 hours, from a student receiving accommodations to ensure adequate processing time (for alternative testing locations, extended time arrangements, etc.)
  • Consult with the Coordinator of Accessibility Services on issues or questions that arise when working with students with disabilities
  • Request a copy of the accommodation letter from the student if one is not made available to them by the student.