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Disability Access Center
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Creating an Equitable Classroom

In order to create inclusive learning environments at Purdue Fort Wayne, the Disability Access Center has adopted the following two syllabus statement options that instructors and faculty are encouraged to use within their course syllabi.

Disability Syllabus Statement Options

Purdue University Fort Wayne strives to create inclusive learning environments and experiences for all students. If you anticipate or experience physical or academic barriers based on disability, please let me know immediately so that we can discuss options. You are also welcome to contact the Disability Access Center to begin this conversation or to establish accommodations. Contact the center at dac@pfw.edu or 260-481-6657, or visit them at Walb Student Union, Room 113. For more information, please visit the center’s website at pfw.edu/dac.

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I am committed to creating a course that is inclusive in its design. If you encounter barriers, please let me know immediately so that we can determine if there is a design adjustment that can be made or if an accommodation might be needed to overcome the limitations of the design. I am always happy to consider creative solutions as long as they do not compromise the intent of the assessment or learning activity. You are also welcome to contact the Disability Access Center at dac@pfw.edu or 260-481-6657 or visit them at Walb Union, Room 113, or pfw.edu/dac to begin this conversation or to establish accommodations for this or other courses. I welcome feedback that will assist me in improving the usability and experience for all students at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Disability Access Center Accommodations

Each student registered with the center will receive a Course Accessibility Letter (CAL). Students are responsible for providing the CAL to each instructor via the AIM Portal. Instructors are encouraged to keep a copy of the CAL for their records and will also have access to it via the AIM Instructor Portal. Accommodations are active once the student has provided the CAL to their instructor. Accommodations are not retroactive. If you need further assistance, please contact the center at dac@pfw.edu or 260-481-6657.