Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I do if a student discloses their disability status and requests accommodations?
A: Kindly refer the student to Disability Services to get connected and request possible accommodations. Students will look for the AIM Student Portal Login & Application on the DS website at UW-Stout Disability Services AIM Student Portal, or students can contact the DS office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (715) 232-2995 to begin the process to get connected with appropriate accommodations.
Q: What do I do when a student requests an accommodation that is not on their Faculty Notification Letter?
A: Contact Disability Services to speak with an Access Coordinator and/or refer the student to request an appointment with DS.
Q: A student not registered with Disability Services asks for an accommodation after they performed poorly on an exam.
A: Refer the student to Disability Services. Retroactive accommodations are generally not approved; however, accommodations can be applied in the future after the student has formally disclosed their disability status and completed the intake process.
Q: A student registered with Disability Services has missed several classes and is asking to be excused from them based on disability.
A: Contact Disability Services, while DS can assist by evaluating the appropriateness of disability-related absences and can discuss possible options with the student, we generally cannot ask that a student be completely exempted from attending class.
Q: A registered student is requesting an adjustment that is not related to their disability.
A: Treat the request as you would for any student in your course without factoring their registration with Disability Services into the decision.
FAQs adapted from UCLA Center for Accessible Education