Accessibility Resources - Register and Request through Accommodate Portal
In the higher education environment, students with disabilities have the option to self-identify and request ADA accommodations. While, in general, self-identifying and registering are not mandatory, students with disabilities must register with the ADA Coordinator before reasonable accommodations can and will be granted.
Except in special circumstances at the discretion of the ADA Coordinator, ADA accommodations will not be granted until a student with a disability has registered following the outlined steps. ADA accommodations are not retroactive and will take effect on the date they are granted by the ADA Coordinator. ADA accommodations granted will be valid for the duration of a student's need for accommodations at the College of Law, unless a student is notified that the accommodations granted are of limited duration or do not apply to a particular course.
Students are encouraged to register early to have accommodations in place before they are needed. Students experiencing barriers due to temporarily disabling conditions will need to register at the time the need arises and accommodation will end once the condition has resolved. Updates and changes to accommodations can be made in light of changes in the impact a student's disability has on his or her educational pursuit. If updates or changes are needed, please contact the ADA Coordinator to set up an appointment to discuss; depending on the nature of the request, additional documentation may be requested to support the request.
A testing modification for foreign students is not considered a disability accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act in accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504, as amended). ESL testing modifications will be granted in accordance with Stetson Law's policy on Testing Modifications for Foriegn Students. To submit your request, follow the checklist outlined below.
Checklist for First-Time Registration with the ADA Coordinator and First-Time Accommodation and/or Modification Requests through the Accommodate Portal
Any student who wants to request an ADA Accommodation and/or an ESL Testing Modification should follow these steps:
- Review the academic calendar for submission deadlines and related policies. REMINDER: Delayed submission requests may further delay implementation of granted ADA Accommodations or ESL Testing Modifications.
- Gather relevant documentation and information according to the Documentation Guidelines. There will be an opportunity to upload your documentation in Step 3. Please keep in mind that copies of accommodations from previous schools, an Individualize Education Plan (IEP), or 504 Plan may not be sufficient documentation alone, but will be helpful as part of a more comprehensive report.
- Visit the Accommodate Public Registration Page to create your account and simultaneously submit your initial request for ADA Accommodations or ESL Testing Modifications.
- Visit the Accommodate Student Portal for any changes or updates in your request during the semester.
- Communicate with and respond to the ADA Coordinator in a timely manner to avoid delays in granted accommodation implementation.
- Place a reminder in your calendar to visit the Accommodate Student Portal every semester to renew your request for ADA Accommodations or ESL Testing Modifications. See the checklist below.
Checklist for Renewing Accommodation and/or Modification Requests through the Accommodate Portal
- Every semester, log into your Accommodate Student Portal account using your Stetson credentials.
- Click on the GREEN "Accommodation" tab.
- Click on the GREY "Semester Renewal Submission Form" sub-tab. Here, you will see all of your previous requests.
- Click on the "Request Accommodation" BUTTON.
- Select the semester or session for which you are requesting accommodations and/or modifications. Once you select the semester or session, a "Review the Renewal" BUTTON will appear on the right side of your screen.
- If you are not requesting any changes to any of your previously granted accommodations, please click "no" where indicated for EACH accommodation and/or modification, and submit your request.
- If you are requesting changes and/or additions to your previously granted accommodations and/or modifications, please select "yes" where indicated for EACH accommodation and/or modification, specify your updated/new request, and explain the reason updated/new request. Once completed, submit your request.
- The ADA Coordinator will process your request and/or reach out to you if additional information is needed.
- Place a reminder in your calendar to visit the Accommodate Student Portal every semester to renew your request for ADA Accommodations or ESL Testing Modifications.