Students with disabilities may initiate requests for accommodation by first registering with Academic Access and Disability Resources (AADR) via Accommodate and then scheduling an intake appointment.
Students can register with AADR by logging in to Accommodate and completing the registration form. Students should then schedule an intake appointment using AADR's Calendly system for scheduling appointments.
During the intake appointment, students meet with staff members to discuss the impact of their disabilities and their accommodation requests. Students will be asked to provide current documentation about their disabilities, which will help us determine appropriate accommodations.
A student's disability documentation must indicate that their condition substantially limits a major life activity–which includes, but is not limited to: seeing, hearing, walking, learning, reading, concentrating, speaking and caring for oneself. The documentation should be current and completed by the appropriate treating professional. Some conditions are permanent or non-varying while others may be more variable. Changing conditions and/or changes in the impact of functional limitations may warrant more current documentation. The AADR Office utilizes flexibility and discretion in making such determinations. For more information about documentation, please email AADR@davidson.edu.
AADR staff will review the student's documentation and information gathered during the meeting with the student, verify that the student has a disability requiring accommodations, and then determine the specific accommodations the student is authorized to use.
Once academic accommodations are approved by an AADR staff member, students must submit a specific request for accommodation for each individual semester by submitting a "semester request" via Accommodate. Accommodate is AADR's web-based Accessibility Management System. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their semester request as soon as their course registration is finalized. Though accommodations can be requested at any time, they are not retroactive and will not begin until the semester request is approved by AADR and faculty members have received the official email from the AADR Office.