It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the certification process described in the ADA Policy (http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/doc/ada/policy) by:
1. completing the Special Needs Identification Form in a timely manner;
2. ensuring that Student Accessibility Services has received appropriately current, adequate and comprehensive medical and/or psychological documentation of a disability and the manner in which it limits a major function relevant to the student's participation in Middlebury's programs.
A student who has received disability certification must work cooperatively with designated staff and faculty to determine and sustain reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations. Once a written accommodation plan has been agreed upon by the student and the ADA Committee, the student is responsible for taking reasonable steps to ensure that the plan is meeting his or her special needs.
Students are therefore responsible for:
(1) communicating with faculty;
(2) keeping appointments with faculty and designated staff to avoid delays in implementation; and
(3) conferring with faculty and Student Accessibility Services regularly regarding the effectiveness of accommodations.
If a student perceives a need for additional accommodations or for the modification of existing accommodations, the student must request, in writing, a revision of the accommodation plan. Such requests should be addressed to the ADA Committee through Student Accessibility Services.
Providing proper accommodations requires timely student input. Immediate accommodations may be impossible to facilitate. Students who have received disability certification are encouraged to contact their professors at the beginning of the semester to make arrangements for the academic accommodations for which they have been approved. Such arrangements should be made at least 5 business days in advance of when the requested accommodation will be needed. It may not be possible to arrange accommodations requested on shorter notice.