Accessibility and Accommodations

BYU High School Online Learning is committed to improving web accessibility for our students and their parents. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide helpful recommendations to make web content more accessible. BYU strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations.  

BYU High School Online Learning is also committed to providing a learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU’s programs and activities. It is the policy of BYU to prohibit unlawful discrimination against persons with disabilities and to provide reasonable assistance in bringing them into the mainstream of campus life. To accomplish this, BYU complies with all applicable disability laws.   

BYU High School Online Learning does not receive public funding to generate IEP and 504 Accommodations Plans. We desire to assist students or parents, through our interactive process, to determine appropriate accommodations. When an IEP or 504 Accommodations Plan is appropriate to inform our interactive process, we rely on students and parents to obtain an IEP, 504 Accommodations Plan, and/or other appropriate documentation from the public school the student is zoned to attend. Please submit the Accommodation Request Form with supporting documentation of disability from a qualified healthcare professional or educational institution (which may include an IEP or 504 Accommodations Plan from the public school where the student is zoned to attend). Requests for accommodations must be specific. Submitted documentation must be current within the last three years. 

An accommodation request should be submitted and approved before the student begins work in each course. We strive to complete our interactive process with you regarding accommodation requests within three weeks, but some may take longer. Therefore, please submit accommodation requests as soon as possible.  

Even when recommended in an IEP, 504 Accommodations Plan, or other documentation, BYU High School Online Learning generally cannot accommodate requests that include:  

  • Accommodations which would result in fundamental alterations to program and/or course content and objectives   
  • Use of student support personnel (such as proctors, readers, interpreters, and scribes) not vetted and approved by our offices   
  • Retroactive accommodations   
  • Grades based on effort   
  • Changes to the grading scale   

We look forward to an interactive process toward planning for the reasonable accommodations we can provide. We carefully consider all petitions and grievances, which may be submitted through our compliance link.  


  1. BYU, Accommodation of Persons with Disabilities at BYU Policy (October 28, 2005).

If you have any additional questions regarding accessibility or accommodations, please email us at or call us at 1-801-422-2868.

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