You may have noticed that a student in your class has an interpreter with them during lectures or that one of your students has submitted a request for a notetaker. Whether you are a fellow student, faculty or even staff member, your daily interactions might include a student with a disability. To create an inclusive environment, it is important that people know what actions can be taken to offer support. Just as importantly, one must know what actions come off as offensive or exclusive to students with disabilities. Being unaware of offensive behavior puts one at risk for displaying microaggressions. A microaggression is a form of indirect or subtle discrimination towards a minority. Even though microaggressions are typically unintentional, they are harmful and should be avoided. …more>>
Frequently Asked Questions for ONLINE Classes
COVID and CDC high-risk categories – I fall under one of the CDC’s high risk categories, what can I do?
Complete and submit the request form for Alternative Educational Arrangements .
What if I do not want to attend the in-person portion of my class? Can I be excused from doing so and just work online?
The in-person portion of classes is essential to instruction. Students who need accommodations due to a disability should follow the steps at How to Connect.
Online tests will be taken where you have internet access. Extended time testing accommodations will be applied. In-person exams may be taken at AACE if scheduled at least a week in advance. The electronic testing request form is located here.
Yes and no. For example, most testing accommodations apply. Recording lectures may not be necessary as many online classes are recorded. If there is an accommodation you need and you’re not sure how it will work out, contact AACE by phone or email to schedule a consultation with one of the Access Coordinators.
- Review your accommodation letter – will the listed accommodations meet your need for the online environment?
- Also, review revised information from your instructors to determine if you have additional needs.
- Regarding testing accommodations, please see AACE Student Resources for additional information.
- To revise or update accommodations, contact AACE by phone or email to schedule a consult with one of the Access Coordinators.
- To request accommodations for the first time, start with the Welcome Form found at How to Connect.
We want to help you! Start by completing and submitting the Welcome Form found under the How To Connect tab. Once received, we will arrange a virtual appointment to discuss options with you. We may provide resources for obtaining a formal evaluation, and under some circumstances, we may be able to authorize provisional accommodations while we await documentation; particularly when it may be difficult to acquire documents from your provider in a timely manner.
How can I get access to assistive technology (E.g. electronic textbooks or software that allows my computer to read tests and other materials out loud to me)?
Contact AACE to discuss options
Georgia State has a program in place for students who need it. Visit the site: https://cetl.gsu.edu/resources/resources-for-learning-remotely/internet-options/, click on the “Request Equipment Checkout” tab and fill out the form expressing a need. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will help, as long as options are available.
If I have questions related to enrollment, registration, student records, financial aid or student account; what can I do?
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Submit a request for emergency assistance HERE.