Email templates to request accommodations

Online class: Requesting test accommodations

Subject Line: Test accommodation request

Dear (Instructor's name),

I am a student in your (course name and number) course. I have been approved to receive accommodations through the Office for Disability Equity. I would like to request test accommodations, which include extended time for quizzes and exams. 

To verify my accommodations, I have attached my verification letter from the Office for Disability Equity. My access consultant (name) is copied on this email. If you have questions about my request, please let me or my coordinator know.

Thank you for your attention to my accommodation request. I look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Sincerely,
(Student's name and UM ID)

Attendance & deadline accommodations

Subject Line: Attendance & deadline accommodation request

Dear (Instructor's name),

My name is (name) and I am taking your class (course name and number). I am working with the Office for Disability Equity. My disability may impact my attendance, exam-taking, and turn-in assignments on time.

I may need to request occasional flexibility with attendance and extensions of assignment dates. I recognize that my request will be considered as unreasonable if I miss too many classes/assignments. Before I miss classes or assignments, I would like to discuss this matter with you and determine how we can implement these accommodations in advance.

I have attached my verification letter and have copied my access consultant (name) on this email. Please let me know how I can arrange these accommodations with you.

Thank you,
(Student's name and UM ID)

Note taking accommodation

Subject Line: Note-taking accommodation request

Dear (Instructor's name),

My name is (your name) and a student in your (course name and number) course. The attached letter verifies that I am qualified for note-taking accommodations from the Office for Disability Equity. My access consultant is carbon copied on this email. 

I am having difficulty finding a peer volunteer note-taker in the class. I would like to receive your assistance in finding a note taker. Would you announce to the class that someone needs a note taker? Once someone volunteers to share their notes, I will reach out to the student and make arrangements.

Thank you,
(Student's name and UM ID)

General notification

Subject Line: Accommodation request

Dear (Instructor's name),

My name is (name) and I am taking your class (course name and number). I am working with the Office for Disability Equity. I would like to request accommodations for your class. I have copied my access consultant (name) and have attached my verification letter.

I would like to set up a time to discuss this information with you to determine how we can implement accommodations. Please let me know your convenient time.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,
(Student's name and UM ID)