Students who are registered with DSS and have some form of adaptive furniture (i.e., chair, desk, podium) as an approved accommodation related to the functional limitations associated with their disability may request that this furniture be placed in their classrooms.
SSU Disability Services for Student’s Adaptive Furniture Guidelines
- The Disability Services for Students (DSS) office will make every effort to accommodate requests for alternate furniture using a surplus of adaptive furniture owned by DSS.
- DSS students receiving furniture accommodations will receive an email after the final day of the first registration period denoting that furniture will be placed based on their current schedule. Student will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org if they are expecting any changes to their classes. Students should email if a chair is missing or broken. Newly admitted DSS students need to request these accommodations during their intake appointment
- DSS advisors will inform faculty regarding the placement of specific furniture in classrooms and priority use by the student with a disability during class/lab hours via an accommodation letter. Furniture is marked with a colored tag each semester that denotes that the chair is for a DSS student and the room in which the chair will reside for the semester
- Should the University need to purchase furniture for the student, DSS will make every effort to procure what the student requests or a reasonable alternative.
- Due to university purchasing procedures, furniture is ordered through specific vendors; this may cause a delay in the receipt of the item. When placing orders, DSS will work diligently with the purchasing office and shipping department to help ensure prompt delivery.
- Students may bring their own cushions or orthopedic supports, as needed. (The University is not responsible for items left in the classroom.)
- Accessible furniture provided by DSS and Sonoma State University is not prescriptive in nature and should be considered only as a means to improve classroom access.