Working with Students with Disabilities

Dear Faculty,

As faculty members, you have many responsibilities and demands on your time. With over 600 students with disabilities on campus at Georgia Southern, it is more than likely that you will have a student with a disability in your course at some point in time. Understanding the demands on you as a faculty member, we would like to provide some information that will hopefully prove helpful to you in working with these students. It is our hope that the time spent viewing these guidelines below will result in an overall improved experience for you and your students. Please review “Disability Etiquette: Tips on Interacting with People with Disabilities” created by the United Spinal Association for information on interacting with students who have a variety of conditions that impact their academic experience. We have also provided specific information on working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as students with visual impairments and mobility issues.

Last updated: 12/19/2012

Student Disability Resource Center • PO Box 8037 • (912) 478-1566 • sdrc@georgiasouthern.edu