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Disability Services

About Disability Services

Disability Services carries out Central Washington University's mission to "inspire intellectual depth and breadth, to encourage lifelong learning, and to enhance the opportunities for its students."  DS facilitates full participation, universal access, and reasonable accommodation to meet the unique needs of each person with a disability. We do this by:
  • Employing a simple and individualized approach to the accommodation process
  • Facilitating creative approaches to eliminating barriers 
  • Promoting the implementation of Universal Design 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guarantee protection from discrimination and equal access to opportunity and participation for people with disabilities.  Academic accommodations are provided to students with diagnosed disabilities to ensure that a student has equal access and is not discriminated against because of the presence of a learning or medical disability.


Academic Accommodations

Examples of academic accommodations include:

  • Permission to record lectures 
  • Exams administered in a quiet room
  • Extended exam time
  • Use of a computer for exams and in-class assignments
  • Print materials in an alternative format 
Services are not provided unless officially authorized by Disability Services

Accommodations are determined based on the specific limitations of a disability. Because each disability is unique, it is impossible to predict what accommodations an individual will receive. Accommodations must not fundamentally alter the content of exams, the standards used to grade, or the requirement that students independently demonstrate their knowledge of course material.

 

Faculty and students who have questions about academic accommodations can contact DS for more information.  

Disability Services is a part of Human Resources located in Bouillon 140.

DS@cwu.edu