Teaching Support

We work collaboratively with faculty to ensure maximum curricular accessibility for all GW students. Please contact us if you need assistance with course accessibility or disability awareness.

DSS Accommodations

As a faculty member you are not under any obligation to provide a student with accommodations without verification from DSS that the student has registered with us and has a documented disability.

Students who have registered with us will present a letter to you that describes the accommodations they are eligible to receive for the semester. Students are expected to give you the letter at the beginning of the semester and are asked to work with you to implement their accommodations.

Syllabus Statement

Please include this statement as part of your course syllabi:

Any student who may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) to inquire about the documentation necessary to establish eligibility, and to coordinate a plan of reasonable and appropriate accommodations.  DSS is located in Rome Hall, Suite 102. For additional information, please call DSS at 202-994-8250, or consult www.disabilitysupport.gwu.edu.

If you need assistance designing and developing an accessible syllabus, please refer to Equity and Excellence in Higher Education’s tips for applying universal course design strategies to your syllabus.

Respectful Disability Language

The appropriate use of language is crucial for establishing an inclusive, democratic classroom environment that equally respects all students.  If you need guidance, please refer to:

Register with DSS