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Syllabus Statement

disability syllabus statement

We encourage you to begin the semester with a general announcement or statement included in your course syllabus, inviting students to express their need for course accommodations, auxiliary aids or services.

A disability statement opens the lines of communication, making students feel more comfortable when approaching faculty to disclose the course accommodations or other disability-related needs. A syllabus statement also helps to ensure that all students are aware of the existence of Disability Support Services (DSS).

The College has designated DSS as the place where documentation regarding a student's disability is on file and where appropriate accommodations are determined. Reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis because the functional limitations of each individual and the specific demands of each course may vary. In some cases, DSS may consult with a faculty member to determine the essential standards of a course or program of study in order to determine what constitutes an appropriate accommodation.

official GCSC syllabus statement

Gulf Coast State College supports an inclusive learning environment for all students. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that hinder your full participation, reasonable accommodations can be arranged. Prior to receiving accommodations, you must register with Disability Support Services. Appropriate academic accommodations will be determined based on the documented needs of the student. For information regarding the registration process, email dss@gulfcoast.edu or call (850) 747-3243.

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