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Services for Students with Disabilities

Faculty Responsibilities

The office of Services for Students with Disabilities is responsible for facilitating academic accommodations in conjunction with our faculty. The SSD office will offer assistance to ensure that faculty are able to properly and efficiently provide the approved academic accommodations. 

Course Accessibility Statement

Syllabus accessibility statement example:

As your instructor, it is my goal that this class be an inclusive and welcoming experience for all students, including those with disabilities that may impact learning in this class. If anyone believes the design of this course poses barriers to effectively participating and/or demonstrating learning in this course, please meet with me (with or without a Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) accommodation letter) to discuss reasonable options or adjustments. During our discussion, I may suggest the possibility/necessity of your contacting SSD for reasonable accommodations for learning and evaluation. This includes receiving help with Canvas. You are welcome to talk to me at any point in the semester about course design concerns, but it is always best if we can talk at least one week prior to the need for any modifications during a scheduled appointment. For more information, contact the Services for Students with Disabilities in the Fresno State Library, Room 1202 (559-278-2811)


The office of Services for Students with Disabilities upholds student confidentiality, and Fresno State Faculty and staff are expected to do the same. Students have the right to privacy in disability related matters and their confidentiality must be maintainted. 

Students are not obligated to share disability information, including but not limited to: disability diagnosis, prognosis, or any other details related to their disaiblity, should they choose not to. Disclosure of the student's disability can only be made by the student or with the student's explicit approval. Additionally, If a faculty member is presented with accommodation notice, notetaking request, etc., they should adhere to the confidential nature of this information and arrange to meet with the student privately. 

APM 237

As part of the University's commitment to equity and accessibility, Fresno State established APM 237 which discusses the responsibility for faculty developing and using Accessible Instructional Materials. 

EO 1111 

Execuitive Order 1111 of California State University Board of Trustees Policy on Disability Support.