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In accordance with state and federal law, Fairfield University is committed to providing accommodations to eligible students and visitors with disabilities in order to ensure accessibility and equal opportunities to its programs, services, and activities. Accessibility facilitates reasonable accommodations for students who disclose a disability, meet the eligibility requirement and request accommodations through Accessibility.

Current Students

Accessibility facilitates effective, reasonable classroom accommodations for all students on campus who disclose a disability, meet the eligibility criteria, and request accommodations.

Students are encouraged to meet with each professor after registering with Accessibility to review accommodation requests and how they will pertain to each class. Students should talk to professors about how their disability affects learning and how the acessibility accommodations will be implemented at the beginning of each semester.

Faculty & Staff

Fairfield University encourages all faculty and staff to read all communications from Accessibility and to comply with all requested accommodations as written. If the request for accessibility accommodations is unclear, appears to fundamentally alter the requirements of the course, or appears to be unreasonable, faculty/staff are expected to contact the Director of Accessibility immediately. If a student requests accommodations and the faculty/staff member has not been notified of the student's need for accommodations by Accessibility, the faculty/staff member should refer the student to Accessibility. 

Fairfield University also encourages faculty to include information on the course syllabus and to make an announcement at the beginning of the semester inviting students with disabilities to schedule an appointment to discuss academic accommodations with the Director of Accessibility.

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