Students who request academic accommodations are required to disclose their disability to the Learning Assistance Center. In addition, they must provide documentation of their disability to support their request. Once it has been determined that students are eligible for reasonable accommodations, they will receive a hard copy letter, personalized for each faculty member, that (a) confirms the presence of a disability and (b) briefly describes the approved accommodation. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with each faculty member to hand-deliver their letter and to discuss implementation of their accommodation(s).
It is very helpful to include a statement in your course syllabus inviting students who have disabilities to discuss their academic needs. Include language such as:
Wake Forest University provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. If you are in need of an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact me privately as early in the term as possible. Retroactive accommodations will not be provided. Students requiring accommodations must also consult the Learning Assistance Center and Disability Services Office (117 Reynolda Hall, 336-758-5929, lac.wfu.edu).
For more information about providing academic accommodations for WFU students with disabilities: