Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty Support

Disability Resources serves more than 1,500 students with various disabilities including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical impairments, psychiatric/psychological impairments and other health related impairments. To receive accommodations from the Office of Disability Resources, students must initiate the process by contacting our office. They will complete an application for services by visiting our secure online portal and provide documentation of their disability. They work with our office to develop an Accommodation Plan, which lists appropriate accommodations based on their specific disability and needs. The accommodations provided to students are determined on an individual basis and are supported by medical documentation pertaining to each student's specific disability.

Students receiving accommodations must initiate the notification of these accommodations to their faculty by logging into our secure portal, indicating which of their approved accommodations they would like to use for each class, and hitting Submit. All instructors for classes where a student has requested accommodations will then receive a Summary of Accommodations Memorandum from Disability Resources via email. This document summarizes the accommodations the student is receiving and is your guide for which accommodations should be provided to each student. Students are also responsible for setting up a meeting with you to go over their accommodations in detail. To ensure fair and equal treatment, the Office of Disability Resources recommends that no accommodations on the basis of disability be provided to students who have not provided you with a copy of their Summary of Accommodations Memorandum. If you have questions about how to provide or implement a particular accommodation or discuss a specific situation, please email us or call our office at 412-268-6121.