10.1.3. Accessibility Programs and Services

Oglethorpe strives to ensure that all University goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations are meaningfully accessible to qualified persons with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008, Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other pertinent federal, state and local disability anti-discrimination laws; see Sec. 3.3. and especially Sec. 3.3.2.

Accessibility services coordinates services and provides information upon request to students with disabilities. When possible, students with disabilities should contact the office prior to their first semester to register for assistance and to ensure that appropriate accommodations are implemented. However, students are welcome to come to the accessibility services office at any time to request assistance.

The office responds to inquiries regarding campus accessibility, approves reasonable academic and housing accommodations, proctors examinations for students approved for testing accommodations, and can assist with filing disability-related grievances and complaints. See Sec. 3.3.2. for additional information.