Do accommodation requests have to be submitted each semester?
Yes, students must request accommodations each semester because accommodations are based on the design of each course.
What can I do if the instructor is not providing the accommodation I requested through Accessibility Resources for Students?
You should contact the Accessibility Resources for Students staff to discuss the situation. Staff will reach out to instructors if students need assistance in arranging accommodations.
Who should I contact to request an Incomplete for a class?
You must contact the faculty member to request an Incomplete for the course. Accessibility Resources for Students does not make recommendations regarding Incompletes.
Who should I contact if I am going to miss class due to an illness?
Contact the instructor by email. Each course has a policy regarding class absences, which can be found on the course syllabus.
What is the difference for students with disabilities between high school and college?
This document outlines the differences between high school and college.
What services are available for mobility training so I can get around campus?
The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind will coordinate training sessions for students who are Massachusetts residents. For other students, Accessibility Resources for Students arranges for specific mobility training to ensure access.
I am interested in studying abroad. How can I learn about available resources?
How do I request accommodations for online courses?
Go to the Berklee Online website to request accommodations for online courses.
I am planning a student activity. How do I make sure that participants have accommodations if they need them?
A disability statement should be included with all announcements of events and activities. Berklee is committed to accessible and inclusive experiences for all its diverse community members. The goal is to design events that are welcoming to all attendees and to reduce the need for individual accommodations. Please contact Accessibility Resources for Students if you have questions about accessibility or an accommodation request, or simply for advice or a consultation.
I think a student in my course may have a disability, but the student has not submitted any paperwork or discussed it with me. What can I do to ensure access for this student in my class?
By designing your course adhering to the principles of universal design, you will be maximizing accessibility for all students, and you will lessen the need for students to request accommodations. CAST can be a valuable resource.
As the instructor, you can mention to the student your observations and concerns regarding their academic performance and identify potential resources, including Accessibility Resources for Students. You are also always welcome to contact the office yourself to discuss specific student concerns.
How do I ensure that my presentation is accessible for everyone?
This webpage provides guidance and suggestions for making your presentation accessible.