ADA: Addressing Academic Adjustment & Auxiliary Aid Accommodation Requests – On-Demand Training

Sale price$399.00


Student disability offices are seeing a rising number in students who are eligible for potential accommodations while enrolled in today’s college or university. The types of academic adjustments and modification requests are also changing and increasing in demand and complexity. Student disability offices need to create strong partnerships with academic affairs and faculty members to ensure successful implementation of academic accommodations and the use of auxiliary aids in the classroom. Faculty can feel confused by “non-traditional” accommodations like “extensions on assignments” or “flexibility with attendance.” Working together, the student disability office and the academic affairs team can create a comprehensive approach to implementing accommodations that are fair for all students.

Our expert presenter discusses strategies for strengthening interactive reasonable accommodation processes and help you develop stronger partnerships between student disability offices and academic affairs/faculty.

You’ll be better able to understand when an accommodation request for an auxiliary aid or an adjustment is unreasonable and learn how to say “no” without fear of a complaint.

Topics Covered

You’ll gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:

  • Create a disability services liaison network with subject matter experts who can assist in the implementation of auxiliary aids and academic adjustments in degree programs – build a seamless approach to addressing accommodation requests.
  • Create a monthly workflow and team approach for regular communication between the student disability office and academic affairs – discuss, troubleshoot, and plan for smooth implementation of adjustments and aids in the classroom.
  • Develop a process, plan and committee to review accommodation requests that may “fundamentally alter” academic programs or classes – know when a request for an auxiliary aid or an adjustment is unreasonable and learn how to say “no” without fear of complaint.
  • Understand how academic adjustments and auxiliary aids are used in non-traditional academic settings (clinicals, internships, abroad experiences) – explore how some accommodations and modifications can be successfully implemented in the traditional academic classroom but that troubles may arise when trying to mirror that accommodation in a clinical environment, internship, or study abroad experience.


Leigh Fickling is the Director of the Disability Resource Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
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Included When You Purchase

  • 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for access are available immediately upon checkout. You may share this On-Demand Training with any staff members from your campus community for unlimited viewing. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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