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Faculty & Staff Resources
SSWD serves as a resource to faculty and staff on student disability-related issues. Faculty/staff wishing to make referrals or having questions should contact SSWD via telephone (916) 278-6955 (Voice Only) or e-mail.
Recommended Syllabi Statement
We encourage you to use the following syllabi statement in your syllabi. By doing so, you accomplish the following:
- You have provided your students the appropriate referral, should an academic course adjustment or modification be needed
- You help protect Sac State by putting the student on notice that accommodations are not retroactive nor are they provided without having gone through the SSWD eligibility process
- It relieves you of the need to be trying to figure out how to accommodate a student, as that is SSWD’s role
Sample Syllabi Statement
“Sacramento State is committed to ensuring an accessible learning environment where course or instructional content are usable by all students and faculty. If you believe that you require disability-related academic adjustments for this class (including pregnancy-related disabilities), please immediately contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) to discuss eligibility. A current accommodation letter from SSWD is required before any modifications, above and beyond what is otherwise available for all other students in this class will be provided. Please be advised that disability-related academic adjustments are not retroactive. SSWD is located on the first floor of Lassen Hall 1008. Phone is 916-278-6955 and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete listing of services and current business hours visit the Services for Students With Disabilities Website.
Accessing Accommodation Letters
You can access SSWD Online by either clicking the link in the Accommodation Notification email or by clicking on the button below.
Once you click the link, please follow these instructions:
- Sign into SSWD Online using your Sac Link credentials. If you are already signed into Sac Link, you may not have to complete this step.
- Once you are logged in click the ‘Accommodation’ tab.
- The Accommodation Letters Page will open. Select the appropriate academic term on the top right of the page and click ‘Refresh.’ The page will show all students who have requested accommodations in any of your courses at that time.
- Find the appropriate student and click the ‘View Letter’ button to the right of the student’s name.
- Click ‘Review PDF Letter” and the Accommodation Letter will open for review.
- Confirm receipt of the Accommodation Letter by clicking the checkbox acknowledging that you have received and reviewed the Accommodation Letter.
- Click Submit.
Approving Student-Scheduled Accommodated Exams
- Students will sign up for exams using the University’s new Disability Service portal. Once a student submits an exam proctoring request, the appropriate faculty member will be notified via email from email@example.com.
- Click the link provided in the email and you will be directed to the faculty portal of the Disability Service portal. Access the SSWD Online
- You will be required to sign in to your Sac Link account if you are not already signed in.
- Once you have entered the portal, select courses and locate the respective course.
- Then look to the right of the page under the ‘Options’ heading and select “Test and Quizzes.’
- Locate the appropriate test date and under the ‘Actions’ heading select ‘Confirm/Edit.’
- Follow the prompts and provide the requested information relevant to your exam. It is very important that you complete all the informational fields to ensure that the Testing Center accurately coordinates the identified student’s exam.
- You will be given the option to upload the exam immediately. However, if the exam is Canvas-based, or you do not have the exam available, you can always sign into the portal and upload your exam at a later date.
- If the exam is not Canvas-based, please submit all exams at least one business day prior to the scheduled exam date. You will receive a reminder email to upload or email your exam.
- Please log into Canvas and ensure that you have appropriately adjusted each approved student’s accommodated exam and quiz time. If you need assistance with this process, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Making Your Class/Event Accessible: A Checklist
It is the policy of the California State University, Sacramento that all campus events opened to the public are accessible to attendees with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and equivalent state laws. Public events include, but are not limited to, theatre and music performances, gallery exhibits, seminars and colloquiums, graduation ceremonies, and athletic events. It is recommended that programs plan to build in potential costs of accommodations as part of the overall costs of putting on events.
See the University Policy Manual for a full description of the Disability Accommodation Policy for Public Access to Campus Events.
If you have any questions about requests or resources for accommodations in response to student accommodation requests please contact the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, 916-278-6955 or email SSWD.
The Toolkit will lead you to excellent recommendations to plan for a more inclusive event.