Disability Services moving to new location

By Stephanie New-Johnson
Posted March 31, 2016

The Disability Services Office is moving to the lower level of New Main in May. The new space provides additional testing room and a gathering space for students. The larger offices will also accommodate all disability services staff in one location.

“We are striving to be a safe space where students can come to discuss options to ensure equal access regardless of disability type, cultural background, and so on. We understand it can be difficult for many to seek assistance and we want people to feel comfortable coming to meet with us, because we are here to support them in their educational journey as well as ensure we are meeting the letter and intent of the various laws that apply,” said Director Kristin Jorenby of the new space.

To promote the new location and highlight the office’s partners within the university, Disability Services is hosting a scavenger hunt in May and September. The activity is open to all students and those who complete the challenge get a chance to win a $25 Target gift card.

Disability Services helps students with have a documented disability obtain accommodations that minimize the impact a disability has on a student’s performance in class. Some common accommodations include alternative print formats, access to assistive technology, interpreters, library assistance, note takers, recorded lectures and test accommodations.

Disability Services is currently located in Founders Hall L107 and you can visit the office in person or online for more information about their services.