So here is the perspective of a visually impaired person who went from undergrad to PhD constantly having access needs denied.
First it is THE LAW. If you deny accommodations you are breaking the law.
But this is how it actually works. As a disabled student you have already had to prove yourself
It is then their job to disseminate information about what your access needs are to your department
1. Printing off any documents in A3 or large print.
2. Emailing the slides in advance. Or printing them out on the day.
3. Emailing a lecture summary in advance. Or printing them.
4. Recording lectures.
Instantly the academic said I couldn’t use my dictaphone & had forgotten to email or print anything. I was devastated.
This is why I became a historian of the British Empire instead of the Middle Ages.
It may also have something to do with me specialising in British Indian history ☺️even if I didn’t get to do his class in the end.
Read the rules, make the adjustments, include everyone.