Student’s who self identify and submit documentation of a disability to the Center for Access and Accommodative Services, CAAS, will be approved for academic accommodations according to the Americans with Disabilities Act each semester they enroll at Triton College.
In accordance with Colleague, it is necessary that student’s approved CAAS accommodations be communicated in a different manner starting the Fall 2013 semester. After the student has been approved for accommodations based on their specific needs, faculty will be informed of student accommodations by the student themselves followed by an email message from the CAAS.
Students who have completed the process of activating their accommodations will be given a CAAS card with their approved accommodations listed on the card. A sticker will be placed on the card each semester signifying that the student’s accommodations have been activated for that particular semester. Students who don’t have a current dated sticker should be sent to the CAAS office before providing accommodations in the classroom.
To communicate their need for accommodations in the classroom, students must show their CAAS card to each of their teachers. Students may exercise their right of not using their accommodations if they don’t want or need the services, however, accommodations will only be provided from the date the student presents their card to their teacher and forward in time.
The CAAS will attempt to follow up by sending an email message to faculty informing them of students in their class who have approved accommodations. The CAAS will not be able to send an email to faculty whose name doesn’t appear in Colleague for the class they are teaching or if student’s schedules change and the CAAS isn’t informed.
Students needing to take their exams and quizzes at the CAAS must schedule an appointment to secure a space for themselves. Students who arrive without an appointment will be allowed to take their exam or quiz if and when a space is available.
Faculty may hand deliver exams and quizzes or send them by email to email@example.com. All exams and quizzes must be accompanied by a CAAS testing form to assure the exam or quiz is proctored properly.
The goal of the CAAS is to support student success by supporting our faculty who are providing accommodations in the classroom. I encourage you to contact the CAAS with any concerns or questions you may have and the CAAS staff will be happy to assist you.
CAAS Testing Form