ADS Support for Faculty
Sample syllabus statement
MCC values an inclusive learning environment for all students, and those seeking academic accommodations should call or visit the Access and Disability Services office, located in Room A-256 in the Atrium area of A Building. Students seeking information about disability services at MCC should call (815) 455-8766 or visit www.mchenry.edu/access.
Training and Presentations
ADS provides campus training for departments, faculty, and staff on topics such as disability, accessibility, accommodations, assistive technology, universal design, and disability awareness and culture. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief summary of the type of presentation needed. We're happy to work with you to meet your needs!
ADS Answers to Faculty Questions
- What is an accommodation?
An accommodation is something that is meant to remove a barrier. For instance, a written test may present a barrier to a student with a print disability or one who is blind. In those cases in order to overcome the barrier, we read the test to the student with the print disability, and may do the same for the student who is blind, or perhaps provide them with a copy in braille. See more information about accommodations
- How are accommodations determined?
An ADS staff member collects documentation and meets with each student to determine individualized accommodations based on their diagnosis and the specific impacts. Accommodations grant access to the course.
- Can students use accommodations on standardized tests or certification/licensure exams?
In addition to course accommodations, students can also receive accommodations on certification and licensing exams. If students would like assistance on requesting these, they can contact ADS!
- Do I need to caption my videos if I don’t have a student that is Deaf or Hard of Hearing in my class?
Yes. All videos should be captioned to follow best practices and universal design. If you have questions about how to get your content captioned, ask us!
- How will I be notified that a student in my class has accommodations?
You will be notified of accommodations via email. The emails are generated from our database, Maxient. This notification will include the students approved accommodations and any supplemental materials. Students must request their accommodations EACH semester if they would like their faculty to be notified. If you have not received the email, please encourage the student to contact our office.
- Can I discuss accommodations with a student?
Yes! If you receive a notice of accommodation from the ADS office, you can talk with students about how their accommodations will look in your class. Please be sure to have these conversations in private, as this information is confidential.
Have other questions? Contact us at (815) 455-8766 or email@example.com