Information for Faculty

The Role of the Center for Accessible Education

The UCLA Center for Accessible Education (CAE) is responsible for the administration of UCLA’s commitment to ensuring access and participation for all students with qualifying disabilities or medical conditions. The CAE facilitates academic accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The ADA stipulates that postsecondary institutions are responsible for providing necessary accommodations when a student discloses a disability. The CAE is tasked with determining the necessary accommodations to facilitate a student's access to instruction and participation in the college academic experience. Faculty members and TAs are important disabilities office partners, as they can help ensure that students have access to the accommodations for which they are approved.

Classroom Accommodations

It is the role of faculty to facilitate access to classroom accommodations for students enrolled in their courses when they have received a Letter of Accommodation on their behalf. Students who do not provide CAE verification should be asked to do so before accommodations are provided. If you disagree with the CAE accommodation, or are aware of course-specific factors that have bearing on the accommodation, please consult with the CAE Disability Specialist who authored the accommodation letter.

Testing Accommodations

If a student in your class has been approved for exam accommodations, please assume that they will use them. Common testing accommodations include extended time on exams, distraction- reduced testing environment, use of a computer with or without grammar/spell check, private room testing, breaks during exams, and similar services.