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Disability Accommodations

Transylvania University is dedicated to ensuring that all students have equal access to campus programs, services and facilities.  We recognize our responsibility to provide equal access to opportunity for persons with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Amendments Act of 2009 (ADAAA).
Contact Disability Services for a confidential appointment regarding your disability.  
Office: Old Morrison Bldg., Rm 211, or ph. (859) 233-8502, fax (859)233-8101. 

Print and submit the Application for Disability Services. Accommodations must be determined by your healthcare professional based on your individual disability needs and written in a documentation letter.  This letter should be on letterhead and include the health professional’s credentials.   Ask your healthcare professional to provide information such as your disability diagnosis, date of the diagnosis, how your disability affects your major life activities and what accommodations support your performance in/outside of the classroom.  As a supplement to your healthcare professional’s letter, you may submit your individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 plan, if applicable, as it may identify services that have been effective for you.  Please submit by mail, fax or scan to Disability Services.

Temporary Disability Services

Temporary Disability is a short term health interruption caused by a limitation of one or more major life activities.  This typically is caused by an emergency health issue, injury or other health condition. The student or their Transylvania University representative may email Disability Services to initiate accommodations by printing and submitting the Application for Temporary Disability Services by fax.

Grievance Process

If a student has reason to believe their access has been denied they are encouraged to utilize the mechanisms in place to bring about a timely resolution. Grievance Process

Suggested reading for students with disabilities preparing for post-secondary education Office of Civil Rights http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html

Additional reading from the KY Association of Higher Education and Disability: http://ahead.org/uploads/affiliates/kyahead/Access%20to%20Postsecondary%20Education.pdf

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