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Accessibility Information for Faculty

Faculty at SUNY Oswego are responsible for providing academic accommodations as approved by Accessibility Resources, or seeking assistance from the office to do so.

Syllabus Statement

The following statement needs to be included on each syllabus every semester. 

If you have a disabling condition which may interfere with your ability to successfully complete this course, please contact Accessibility Resources, located at 155 Marano Campus Center, phone 315-312-3358, [email protected]

Any questions regarding this statement should be directed to Accessibility Resources at 315-312-3358. 

Testing Accommodations

Accessibility Resources provides alternative testing accommodations to qualified students with disabilities under the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In order to ensure compliance with these civil rights laws and to guarantee the integrity of the testing process, the following guidelines have been developed.

  • The office will notify you of those students whose disabling condition entitles them to alternative testing accommodations, after the student has signed up to take the exam. Once you are notified please send exams to the office in advance of the test date.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure the exam arrives at Accessibility Resources in a timely manner. It is Accessibility Resources responsibility to ensure the exam is returned back to the department in a timely manner.
  • The professor determines all test times. Accessibility Resources has no authority as to the time of the test and reserves that right for the professor. We require the student to take the responsibility to inform our office of the correct time.

In order to ensure the integrity of the testing process, we request students take their exams prior to or during the scheduled class exam. We also request that faculty adhere to the limitations (time and one-half or double-time) specified in the attached accommodation letter. Verification of exams taken with the Accessibility Resources will be provided upon request. In the event a student is caught cheating, you and the dean will be contacted.

Digital Accessibility 

As a faculty member and content creator, some of your content has an audience beyond yourself. There is a good chance that an audience member may be experiencing some kind of disability or barrier that you are unaware of. Making your content accessible respects people with disabilities, expands your audience, and helps everyone take advantage of features that make consuming content more convenient. Put very simply, it’s just the right thing to do. Making all of the content you have ever created accessible right now is not practical. Instead, we recommend focusing your attention on making all new content and content that you revise accessible.  Over time, more and more of your content will be accessible. More information on making content accessible is available on our Digital Accessibility site.