Opportunity, Diversity, Success
A student who has not yet registered with LSU Disability Services or provided documentation of an eligible disability can find information on registering and types of eligible accommodations.
To receive accommodations, the request you submit to us must include documentation of your disability and how it impacts you. Visit our Students - Getting Started section for more information.
For those already registered with LSU Disability Services:
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Disability Services (GEAUX Online)
Disability Services is to continuing to register and provide assistance to students with disabilities and their faculty throughout the accommodation process as classes are being taught in some type of online course. New student registration and returning student appointments will be held via phone call or Zoom. Our office can be contacted during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the following phone numbers until stated otherwise.
Questions or Issues – 225-364-9145
Phone or Zoom Appointments with DS Advisers – 225-364-9123
Testing – 225-364-9113
Most in-class accommodations will apply to all methods of online instruction though some may apply differently. Accommodation letters can be saved as a .pdf document using the same request form currently used to print them. Students can then email the accommodation letters to their faculty. Please do not hesitate to contact DS at 225-578-5919 or email@example.com if any questions or issues arise.
The Disability Services testing office will not be open when classes resume in an online format after spring break. This is being done out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our students many of whom have significant health impairments.
Students who are approved for testing accommodations will still be allowed to receive them. Given that the course instruction and testing will now be in various online formats, the application of the accommodation may be quite different than students and faculty usually receive. Disability Services will work with all registered students and their faculty to sort out any difficulties which may arise. The first thing that we suggest is to email faculty to find out the planned format of the exams. Please keep in mind that the format of the exams is being developed and may be changed throughout the rest of the semester. In many cases, the faculty will need to make arrangements for the accommodations to be allowed prior to each exam. For example, if the exam is being done online through ProctorU, the faculty member will need to inform the company of the accommodations students are allowed. As students are taking exams remotely, accommodations such as a reader and/or scribe will need to be arranged in advance by selecting someone within their scope of acquaintances to assist them. The accommodation, distraction reduced environment, may depend on students selecting an appropriate environment to take the exam. We know these and others may pose significant challenges for some students. Students should reach out to us as early as possible if concerned so that we can work to find solutions as quickly as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-578-5919.
For more information regarding LSU’s efforts for online instruction click below:
Student Support to Geaux Online: https://online.lsu.edu/learner-support/