Disability Accommodation Statement

The Disability Center recommends that each course syllabus contain a statement advising students with disabilities how to request necessary academic accommodations. The statement helps to fulfill MU’s institutional responsibility to provide information about the process and also demonstrates the university’s commitment to a positive and welcoming environment for students with disabilities.

Below is a sample statement you may include on your syllabus. It can be used as is or can be adjusted to meet specific needs.

Recommended syllabus statement

Students with Disabilities:

If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need to make arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please let me know as soon as possible.

If disability related accommodations are necessary (for example, a note taker, extended time on exams, captioning), please establish an accommodation plan with the Disability Center (, S5 Memorial Union, 573-882-4696, and then notify me of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations.

Accessible Syllabus

An accessible syllabus is designed for diverse student abilities and helps to support an inclusive, respectful learning environment.  To design an accessible syllabus, follow some basic rules:

  • Use a style sheet
  • Be clear and unambiguous
  • Be concise
  • Make use of bulleted lists and paragraph breaks
  • Use person first/positive language

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