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Accessibility Training for Teaching Assistants at USC: Accommodation Letters and Role of Faculty
Organized and developed by a collaboration between Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Graduate Student Government (GSG) and USC Libraries as a resource for acccessibility training for teaching assistants.
Each student individually registers with OSAS and submits documentation to request an accommodation.
Once a student's accommodation is approved (this typically takes about 2 weeks), they will be able to generate an Accommodation Letter through MyOSAS.
Students are then responsible for delivering their Accommodation Letter to Faculty and TAs via hardcopy or email.
Instructors should expect students to disclose their registration with OSAS and their approved accommodations in each course, each term.
After receiving an Accommodation Letter, Faculty should confirm receipt of the Letter and follow-up with the student if any additional information is needed.
Accommodations may not be applied retroactively, so encourage your students to send you their Accommodation Letters at the start of every semester.
Students are responsible for providing reasonable notice of intention to use an accommodation. For example, making use of approved testing-related accommodations involves planning with an instructor, or OSAS, at least one week in advance.
OSAS is happy to consult with any instructor or department regarding questions on how best to implement a student’s approved accommodations, or to address any concerns an instructor or department may have. Please contact the student’s OSAS Specialist directly, or contact their front desk at OSASFrontDesk@usc.edu