Role of Student Accessibility Services
As a liberal arts university, the employees at Transylvania University recognize and appreciate the value of multiple intelligences. The Student Accessibility Services Office and Transy professors, as well as the Dean and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, communicate to discuss best practices and teaching strategies in order to create an optimal learning environment for all students. Because we recognize that higher education encompasses more than just academic experiences, Student Accessibility Services maintains a close working relationship with the Coordinator of Title IX, the Department of Student Wellbeing, Residential Life, the Athletics Department and Career Development.
The Student Accessibility Services Office is committed to helping students at Transylvania University reach their individual and academic goals. The office specializes in academic, residential and temporary accommodations for students with visible and non-visible disabilities, chronic health conditions, short-term conditions and mental health diagnoses.
We recognize our responsibility to provide equal access to opportunities for persons with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Amendments Act of 2009.
Definition of a Disability
As outlined in the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), a student with a disability is defined as anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking or learning, as well as many others.
In addition to those who may have visible disabilities, the definition includes those with a range of non-visible disabilities. These include but are not limited to: psychological issues, learning differences or chronic health impairments such as epilepsy, diabetes, lupus, cancer, HIV/AIDS and more.
Students seeking accommodations may find the following forms helpful:
Faculty or staff members who have a disability and who wish to seek reasonable accommodations should contact the Department of Human Resources.
Phone: (859) 233-8203
Address: 300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508