Accommodation Solutions Online

Collaborative Stakeholders

Accommodation Solutions Online (ASO) is designed for collaboration between three groups: students, service providers, and faculty. ASO supports the provision of accommodation by facilitating collaboration between stakeholder groups in identifying and implementing accommodation activities.

Service Providers

ASO relies upon the skills and expertise of service providers working in collaboration with students and faculty to create accommodation strategies specific to student needs and faculty course requirements.


Students work directly with service providers and faculty to build customized accommodation fingerprints tailored to their individual needs. ASO supports students by increasing ownership and understanding of accommodations.


ASO provides faculty, in collaboration with students and service providers, access to accommodation solutions relevant to their own course environment.

Rather than speaking about accommodation in abstract terms, ASO promotes collaboration and understanding about best practices in accommodation. For example, instead of providing an accommodation for a visually impaired student in a science class, ASO addresses the best accommodations for Jamie Smith's specific strengths and vision needs.

System Defined Templates

Functional Characteristics

Functional characteristics are sensory, cognitive, social, and physical limitations that require accommodation.

Course Characteristics

Faculty members at both 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions were surveyed to form a comprehensive list of course characteristics (e.g. lecture, laboratory, discussion etc.).

Accommodation Characteristics

Authoritative literature on legal and best practices of accommodation was reviewed in conjunction with student surveys about the use and effectiveness of accommodations to form a comprehensive list of accommodation characteristics.

Summary of the interactions between participants, ASO, and functional characteristic fingerprints described above

The Building Accepting Campus Communities (BACC) project was funded by the US Department of Education Office of Secondary Education grant #P333A080070-09. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.