Disability Services (DS) seeks to eliminate the barriers that students with disabilities encounter and to work with them to achieve and maintain individual autonomy. The program’s primary objective is to provide these students with access to the academic, social, cultural, and recreational opportunities of the university.
Prospective students are encouraged to contact DS personnel so that they can be assured that the campus facilities and services are adequate to meet their needs. The staff can be of service to the students to the extent that their individual needs are made known. Contact with the students prior to registration enables DS staff to better assess the need for interpreters, readers, accessible facilities, and other support services. Van service is also provided to those individuals with mobility limitations, whether permanent or temporary. Documentation of disability from an attending physician or the Student Health Center is required.
Preparations for extra-curricular or course outings must include a plan to accommodate participants who have disabilities. Events open to the public must be made accessible to the entire community of individuals with disabilities. Program coordinators should contact the Director of Disability Services at 974-6087 to make the appropriate arrangements for accommodations.