A dark-skinned man wearing a black t-shirt is in front of a white background. Text insert appears: “Who pays for accommodations?” He signs.
Has your disability services office told you they are out of funds or that you have to pay for your own service providers? If so, that’s not right.
If your school says your are responsible for to pay for your accommodations, you can respond by saying,
“Under federal laws, I am not required to pay for my approved accommodations. It is the responsibility of the school to provide and pay for accommodations like interpreters, speech-to-text services, captioned media, and notetakers”
You can read more about this in these three documents.
Text inserts appear: Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities document, Our Expert Lecture: ADA Series videos
If you need to modify your accommodations plan, these should not be seen as an additional expense.
Text insert appears: What resources will help me advocate for my needs with the Disability Services (DS) office?
For more advocacy tips, read “What resources will help me advocate for my needs with the disability services office?”
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