Student Accessibility Services (formerly Student Disability Resources)

Iowa State University recognizes that some students may have disabilities that interfere with their ability to learn in regular classroom environments. We want to assist students to help remove any impediments to learning by making accommodations.

If a student has a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and requires accommodations, he/she should contact the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office for information on appropriate policies and procedures. SAS is located on the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076 — phone 515-294-7220. Elaine Phompheng (1320 Elings Hall, 515-294-9449, elaine@iastate.edu) is the Disability Resource Liaison for the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

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ABE students with disabilities that affect learning

Following approval of your application for accommodations, please work with your instructor and liaison to address any special needs or special accommodations at the beginning of the semester. Present your instructor with your SAS notification letter as soon as possible, at least one week prior to needing your accommodations. The accommodation application form is available from Disability Resources, 1076 Student Services Building.

If you need to set up a time for a test or examination so that you can receive your accommodations, please work with your instructor to contact the ABE liaison at least one week prior to the regularly scheduled exam time. You will not be permitted to take anything into the testing room other than the tools specified by your instructor and those allowable for your accommodation.

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ABE Instructors

Please include the access statement for students with documented disabilities on your upcoming semester’s syllabus. If the accommodation requested is not clear, seems unreasonable, or appears that it may compromise the integrity of the course please, contact SAS or the ABE liaison immediately so the situation can be resolved. If you need assistance in setting up accommodations for examinations and/or proctoring, notify SAS or your departmental liaison.

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