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Are faculty required to provide exam accommodations to students who request it?

Yes, if such accommodations are set forth in the student's Accommodation Letter from DSS (see Questions #1 & #2).  The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act protect students with disabilities. These laws require that qualified students with disabilities must have equal access to an education, including exam accommodations.  If faculty believe that the recommended accommodations fundamentally alter an essential component of a course, see the answer to Question #15 below, then other accommodations may take place.