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.
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