Instructors and Staff

Faculty Responsiblities under ADA 

  • Binghamton University has a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure the provision of accommodations that afford enrolled students with disabilities equal access to, and participation in, all institutional programs and activities.
  • The goal of academic accommodations is to facilitate equitable access for all course-related activities. SSD is the appropriate entity on campus for determining and authorizing equal access accommodations. It is the legal responsibility of the instructors to implement the authorized accommodations.
  • SSD is the appropriate entity on campus for determining and authorizing reasonable accommodations. If a student discloses to you that they have a disability you must refer the student to SSD.  Our recommendation is that you make the referral via email so that the student has all the necessary contact information.

Student's right to privacy

  • Faculty do not have the right to inquire about the nature of a student's disability. If you have any questions please contact our office.