Student Accessibility Resources
The following resources are available to assist students and answer questions about getting started and qualifying for services.
Who is eligible for accommodations?
Students with a documented disability or medical condition may be eligible for accommodations through the Accessibility Resources (AR). Documentation that contains the name and specific details about a student's disability are kept confidential in the AR office.
The following are the methods that a student can use to show eligibility:
- Student submits documentation of disability from a medical doctor, clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, or qualified professional/organization (often K-12 school ETR & IEP, or 504 Plans).
- Documentation may be faxed 513-792-8624, emailed to email@example.com, or brought to Accessibility Resources at 112L Muntz Hall.
- Student completes Student Self Report Form.
- Student registers for their class(es)
- Student calls AR at 792-8625 to schedule an intake meeting.
During this meeting, the AR Director or designee will complete an intake interviewwith the student while also reviewing all student documentation. After which the AR Director or designee will determine appropriate accommodations.
UC will provide "reasonable" accommodations as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Students must be able to complete the essential elements of the class or program.
Types of disabilities that are eligible for services
- Learning disabilities: LD, slow processing speed, dyslexia
- Attention deficit disorder:ADD / ADHD
- Psychological: depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar, PTSD, OCD, etc.
- Medical / chronic illness: epilepsy, sickle cell, cancer, crohn's, migraines, diabetes, fibromyalgia, asthma, lupus, etc.
- Autism spectrum / autism / asperger's
- Physical: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel, etc.
- Hearing: hearing impaired or deaf
- Cognitive: brain injury, concussion
- Visual: low vision or blind
- Temporary: broken bone, recent surgery, pregnancy complications
Additional academic support services
- Writing Center: one-on-one appointments with tutor who can assist with any phase of writing assignments (from idea generation to the final draft).
- Study Skills: one-on-one appointments with tutor who helps students with organization, reading comprehension, staying on schedule, effective note taking and test anxiety
- Math Lab: small group tutoring and some individual tutoring during non-peak times.
- Science Lab: small group tutoring and some individual tutoring during non-peak times.
- Foreign Language Lab: extensive listening library.
- Accounting and Economics tutor
- Most tutoring labs are open six days a week and evenings.
- Most instructors are readily available to work with students during their office hours.
Additional Student Resources
These informational resources will help you better understand accessibility issues in the classroom.
Pamela Goines - Director
John Kraimer - Program Director
Muntz Hall | Room 112L
(Far right corner of computer concourse)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.