How the Luther Process Works

The focus of the process is on the functional impact of the disability on the educational process rather than the disability label. To qualify for an accommodation, the disability must significantly interfere with the student’s participation, communication or ability to participate in course assessment, e.g. tests, projects. For example, a student with hand mobility problems may need assistance with note taking and written tests, but not with oral presentations.   

If a student with a disability feels he/she may need special accommodations, the student should register with the Disability Services Office (DSO). To register with our office to receive accommodations the student must:

  • Secure appropriate documentation of the disability and its impact from appropriate professionals. The Documentation of Disability form is available on line and in hard copy from the DSO.
  • Schedule an appointment with the DSO before arriving on campus. It is always better to have a plan in place before classes begin rather than after problems occur.
  • Accommodations will need to be reviewed/renewed each academic semester by making an appointment with the DSO.

And finally, if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the DSO at (563) 387-1270.