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A student must self-identify with the Abilities Office.  All services require advance notice and are not retroactive. Services and accommodations do not include the following: personal attendants, individually prescribed devices, or readers/typists for personal use or study time. 


Verifying Eligibility and Determining Reasonable Academic Accommodations

It is the student’s responsibility to identify himself/herself to The Abilities Office and to provide acceptable documentation of one or more disabilities. Strict documentation guidelines exist for different types of disabilities and require a current diagnosis, prognosis, and explanation of how the disability may impact the student’s academic performance.

*Date of most recent documentation of a disability may be a factor in determining its relevance in decisions about accommodations. It is in the individual’s best interest to provide the Abilities Office with documentation updates as they become available; additionally, individuals should update their documentation at least every three years, especially if they plan to request accommodations in other situations (i.e., graduate programs, licensure exams, employment). 

The Assistant Director of the Abilities Office coordinator will determine appropriate accommodations/academic adjustments and services through an iterative process based upon the nature of the disability and the student's academic needs. Services for students of the Abilities Office include, but are not limited to:

  • Initial intake interview and orientation to the Abilities Office
  • Consultation and Advising--confidential consultations and advisement are available for faculty, staff, students and other University affiliates
  • Accessible Classroom
  • Adaptive/Assistive Technology (Software)
  • Alternative Testing
  • Alternative Text Formats
  • Note Taking Assistance
  • Coordination with Parking Services
  • Coordination with Transportation Services
  • Coordination with Learning Assistance Center
  • Reader/Scribe Services
  • Sign Language Interpreters/Captionists
  • Textbooks in Alternative Format
  • Registration of Assistance Animals
  • Registration of Service Animals
  • Equipment Loans
  • Computer Lab with Adaptive Software
  • Verification of disability for board examinations
  • Virtual test proctoring