Tag: Office of Disability Services (ODS)

Confused About Accommodations? Streamline the Process in 5 Easy Steps!

by Brittany Gregg, Assistant Director, Office of Disability Services The beginning of the semester is always a busy time — we are inundated with emails, updates, meetings, and requests. This is also when students start to send their accommodation letters, adding to the communications you receive. The Office of Disability Services (ODS) offers the following five steps to streamline the accommodations process for faculty. 1. Don’t wait for an emailed accommodation letter. You can sign in to the portal to […]

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Accessibility and Library Instruction

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by Sara Maurice Whitver, University Libraries Anyone who teaches knows that disability is present in our classrooms. As you get to know your students throughout the semester, you collectively work on learning strategies and develop a relationship that supports a productive classroom environment that helps your students achieve their learning goals. This relationship building is critical to understanding the learning needs of your students and helps you gain insight into the possible alternative ways of achieving the learning that is […]

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New ODS Faculty Resources

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) has a number of new resources for faculty, including guidance on accommodations and syllabi, faculty forms, tips for conflict resolution, and captioning resources. Find the full collection of resources under Faculty on the ODS website, or visit ods.ua.edu/faculty. Questions? For questions or more information, contact Brittany Gregg at brittany.gregg@ua.edu.

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ODS Online Portal Now Available

The Office of Disability Services is pleased to announce the ODS Online Portal, a one-stop-shop for students and faculty to manage accommodations. Launched in Fall 2019, the ODS Online Portal offers the functionality to improve accommodation-related communications and services. Students who need to register with ODS will use the portal to submit their application for accommodations and upload their disability documentation. Students who are registered with ODS and receive accommodations will use the portal to send electronic Faculty Notification Letters and manage all […]

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Thanks for Accommodating Your Students!

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by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies Experiences with faculty are pivotal to everyone’s learning experience at our University. You, too, might remember more than a few teachers whose words and actions played a vital role in your education. In order to learn more about how we affect our students today at UA, a poll was sent out to 1,945 students by Brittany Gregg at the Office of Disability Services. Many responses illustrate how faculty across UA are doing their […]

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