The following are examples of course-related accommodations: See also: Test Modifications for Students with Disabilities Students with complaints about disability accommodations must follow the procedures outlined in the Academic Policies Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities.1.1 UNC Pembroke is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, instructors must make reasonable accommodations for students who have physical, mental, or learning disabilities.See also: The University's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and their publication, "Assisting Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Instructors." A student with a disability is responsible for requesting accommodations.the student was not provided services or diagnosed until midway through high school or did not become disabled until later in high school), then it is suggested that the student write an additional essay or letter and indicate how that affected the student's work.It is not recommended that the student include actual documentation, because someone trained to interpret it must read documentation.
Any cost of obtaining additional documentation is also borne by the student.Under the ADA and Section 504, a person has a disability if that person has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities. At UNC-P, DSS is the designated office that obtains and files disability-related documents, certifies eligibility for services, determines reasonable accommodations, and develops plans for the provision of such accommodations.Reasonable accommodations are provided to ensure access to all courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities at UNC-P, including those that are off-site, such as study abroad, field trips, student teaching, internships and field work.Therefore, documentation of a disability is not requested until after students are at the university. In addition, documentation is very personal information and should only be kept in the files of the Accessibility Resource Center.This is another reason why it is not recommended that documentation be sent to the admissions office.