Disability Resources is committed to creating an inclusive experience for students with disabilities in Arts, Sciences and Engineering. Our staff members work with undergraduate and graduate students individually to assess barriers to the educational environment and provide academic accommodations, support services, and auxiliary aids. Academic accommodations are designed to afford equal access to academic content and equal opportunity to demonstrate mastery through use of assessment adjustments. Some of the accommodations eligible students might utilize in the classroom include, but aren’t limited to, extended testing time, audio recording of lectures, sign language interpreters, or accessible formats of textbooks and instructional materials. Additionally, students are able to meet one-on-one with an access coordinator in our office for support in transitioning to the college environment, self-advocacy skills development, and exploration of assistive technology tools.
Our work at Disability Resources expands beyond individual student support to providing educational outreach on disability-related topics to the greater AS&E community, including faculty and staff, and working to enhance the overall accessibility of the campus environment. We rely on collaboration among students, instructors, campus stakeholders with Disabilities Resource staff to promote a Meliora! commitment toward an inclusive campus environment.
If you are a student with a disability and would like to learn more about services or accommodations that may be available to you, please email us at [email protected] to schedule an appointment with an access coordinator, or stop in to visit.
Requests to discuss accommodations are welcome at any time throughout your study at UR. More information on the services we provide and contact information for the Disability Resources office can be found on our website: http://www.rochester.edu/college/cetl/disability/index.html