At Western Carolina University, accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis via an interactive intake meeting and takes into consideration the functional impact of the student's documented disability. Students utilize Accommodation Letters to inform faculty of their approved accommodations.
Accommodations are intended to reduce and eliminate barriers in the learning environment, supporting students with disabilities having equal access. Accommodations should not be interpreted as an alteration of academic standards and only become active when faculty receive the student's accommodation letter. It is the student's responsibility to provide their accommodation letters to faculty and as appropriate, to share helpful information. OAR staff will be available to meet with students and faculty upon request.