The types of course and testing accommodations that faculty may see on authorized letters from DS are explained in more detail below. With the exception of approved accommodations, students with disabilities should be treated the same as students without disabilities. The purpose of academic accommodations is to provide equal opportunity and access. They are not meant to provide an unfair advantage or to guarantee academic success. If you ever have concerns about how the approved accommodation might affect the integrity of your course, please contact the appropriate DS counselor or director.