b'limitations caused by the condition to ensure equal access while maintaining academic standards. Some students become disabled or identify their disability while attending college. These students face the challenge of adjusting to a new life condition while navigating campus life with significant limitations. Faculty awareness of the students legal right to accommodations and the faculty members responsibility to assist with providing accommodations is key to meeting a universitys compliance mandate. Students are often concerned that instructors will view accommodations as an advantage rather than as a modification made to address a limitation caused by a disability. An instructor can help normalize the accommodation process by inviting students with disabilities to meet privately, such as during office hours, to discuss accommodations and by including a statement in the course syllabus that encourages students to self-identify and request accommodations early in the semester. Sample syllabus statement: Note to students with disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic adjustments in this course, provide (instructor, TA, course coordinator) with an accommodation letter outlining the need for accommodations. Students are expected to give two weeks notice of the need for accommodations. If you need immediate accommodations, please arrange toGeneral Concerns129'