The Office of Disability Services is the campus office designated to determine accommodations for UNC Charlotte students with disabilities. We work with current undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students to ensure programs, services, and the campus are accessible in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for a variety of accommodations that are individualized to meet the student’s needs. Our process of providing accommodations and services is interactive and ongoing.
How Services Are Secured
It is the responsibility of the student to self-identify and request academic accommodations. The first step in securing accommodations is to provide documentation of the disability to our office. Documentation must be comprehensive, completed by the appropriate qualified professional, and current. Visit our Documentation page to learn more and to access the appropriate forms.
All documentation submitted is reviewed by Disability Services and is considered within the context of coverage under disability rights legislation. As part of the review, a determination of eligibility for services is made. Visit our How to Register for Services page to learn more about the process.
Once registered with our office, students use Disability Services' online system, the DS Portal, to manage their accommodations. Students use the DS Portal to send their accommodation letters to faculty, schedule tests and final exams with the DS Test Center, and request note takers or download class notes, if applicable.
Accommodations are not retroactive and do not begin until students notify faculty by providing their Accommodation Letter. Students must provide faculty their Accommodation Letter each semester that accommodations are needed.
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