Getting Started with Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services is committed to ensuring equal access by fostering an accessible learning environment and provides comprehensive, professional services and programs for students who self-identify with disabilities to ensure equal academic opportunities and participation in College-sponsored programs. Driven by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Accessibility Services implements a robust, structured process to establish disability, understand how disability may impact a student, and make informed decisions about accommodations. Ensuring that accommodations provide effective access requires a collaborative, individualized approach that is unique to each student.

The purpose of an accommodation is to ensure an equal educational opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodations may include auxiliary aides and services, as well as modifications to academic requirements as necessary to minimize the impact of the disability.


Steps to Request Accommodations

To request accommodations or services for your disability, please follow the steps below:

  1. Submit a completed Student Intake Form and supporting disability documentation.
    Students may submit information and accommodation requests at any time during the semester. However, it may take 7-10 business days for the information to be reviewed and accommodations to be put in place. For more information about the review process or the type of information to submit, please visit the Documentation Guidelines page. Please submit all forms and documentation via email to resourcehub@lafayette.edu
  2. Submitted information is reviewed.
    Student information will be reviewed on an individual, case-by-case basis. After the review, Accessibility Services will contact the student to set up an appointment to discuss accommodations. If you have not heard from Accessibility Services within 10 business days of submitting the information please contact the office at resourcehub@lafayette.edu to check on the status of your request.
  3. Meet with Accessibility Services for an Intake Interview
    The student will meet with an Accessibility Services staff member to discuss accommodations, policies and procedures, and resources available.

Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to disclose their disability to Accessibility Services and to provide the appropriate documentation to support the need for the requested accommodations.