Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), IU is required to provide necessary accessibility measures (accommodations) to students with documented qualifying medical conditions so that they have equal access to course instruction, materials, and evaluation. The accessibility measures must be reasonable and cannot alter the essential requirements of a course or program—they simply provide an alternative way to meet the course or program requirements.
If you are an instructor at IU Bloomington, you are responsible for providing accessibility measures to students with documented qualifying medical conditions in your courses. AES coordinates the process of arranging accessibility measures, working closely with students and instructors to ensure that barriers related to qualifying medical conditions are reduced or eliminated without compromising the fundamental nature of the course.
Students who receive memos are expected to meet with their instructors at the beginning of the term to discuss the accessibility measures and determine how they will be implemented.
Note: AES works with students year-round to determine reasonable accessibility measures. Students may share their Accessibility Memorandum (‘Memo’) with instructors throughout a semester. Approved accessibility measures are forward moving. Instructors need to be given reasonable notification to put accessibility measures in place, typically 10 calendar days. Last-minute requests may be denied, but if able, please put the accessibility measures in place as quickly as possible.
Typical accessibility measures and methods for delivering them to students in the classroom
For general questions about the accessibility measures process, contact the AES office.
For questions about a specific student’s accessibility measures (accommodations), contact the AES access coordinator listed on the student’s Memo.