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Accessibility Resources: Office of Accessibility

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Office of Accessibility

Gannon University's Office of Accessibility Services offers academic accommodations for all students with documented disabilities. The Office assists eligible students in receiving *reasonable accommodations pursuant to Federal law - Act 504 (1973), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA 1990), and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments (ADAA 1990) - under current guidelines from the Office of Civil Rights and Department of Justice.

The Office of Accessibility Services requires that all students who apply for academic accommodations, such as extended test time, provide official documentation sent directly from the diagnosing agency to the Office of Accessibility Services. Documentation should include documentation of the disability by a licensed professional and a statement concerning resulting limitations and recommended accommodations.

The Office of Accessibility is located on the first floor of the AJ Palumbo Academic Building

1.  At the start of each semester, accommodation letters must be requested from the Office of Accessibility Services to give to faculty

2. Each exam a student takes at the Office of Accessibility Services will require a test accommodation form completed by both the student and faculty and returned to the Office of Accessibility Services. Faculty will provide the Office of Accessibility Services with a copy of the exam.

3. The Office of Accessibility Services requires exams scheduled 1 week prior to the student taking the exam. This will give the Office of Accessibility Services staff advanced notice and helps to assure students of a private distraction reduced room and extended time for exams.

Reasonable Accomodations

In determining the University's definition of reasonable accommodations to an otherwise qualified student with a disability, issues to be determined may include:

  • the academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in an educational program or service
  • the purpose and nature of the course or program
  • the documented limitations of the student and how those limitations could be overcome with reasonable accommodations
  • other Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements.