Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation


Providing appropriate accommodations to students with documented disabilities is a requirement of federal law. Using our sample policy verbatim is a safe and easy approach. Note that the sample includes the following points:

  • Assurance for students with disabilities that you will work to provide appropriate accommodations.
  • Contact information for the Office of Disability Resources.


Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:

If you have a disability and have an accommodations letter from the Disability Resources office, I encourage you to discuss your accommodations and needs with me as early in the semester as possible. I will work with you to ensure that accommodations are provided as appropriate. If you suspect that you may have a disability and would benefit from accommodations but are not yet registered with the Office of Disability Resources, I encourage you to contact them at

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