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If a student verbally informs me about his or her disability, am I automatically required to provide accommodations?

No. Accommodations should only be provided after receiving an official accommodation letter from Services for Students with Disabilities. SSD discourages providing accommodations in the absence of an official accommodation letter. If a student does not have an accommodation letter, please refer the student to the SSD office.

Is the student required to provide an accommodation letter each semester, even if I have been presented with a letter from this student in a prior semester?

Yes. Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) will generate a new accommodation letter each semester based on current disability documentation and the student's current accommodation needs.