Yes, if such accommodations are set forth in the student's Accommodation Letter from DSS (see related FAQs below). 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 a student asks me to provide them with a disability-related accommodation in my course, what should I do?
- What is an Accommodation Letter?
- What should I do if I believe an accommodation listed in the Accommodation Letter fundamentally alters an essential element of my course? Do I have any recourse if I disagree about recommended accommodations?