Sam Mason (sammason) wrote in disabledstudent,
Sam Mason

asking for accommodations

When I was first a student at the University where I now teach, I went to the Disability Office. Back then I didn't look disabled and the visit to Disability Office wasn't a success.

- Hello, I'm a new PhD student and I have multiple sclerosis.
- So how long have you known about your dyslexia?
- I don't have dyslexia. I have multiple sclerosis.
- What adaptations do you need for your dyslexia?

I think I'll get back in touch with them. 8 years have gone by, I now look disabled (the wheelchair's a clue) and I've learned more about what I'm entitled to. Also I met one of the staff from that office, on a training course, and I liked per attitude.
Tags: accommodations, disability, higher education, invisible disabilities, visible disabilities, wheelchair
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