Our goal is to support and encourage all University of La Verne students who have disabilities to participate fully in campus life, its programs, and activities. We emphasize growth and individual achievement. We address this goal through the provision of academic accommodations, support services, self-advocacy, skill training, and disability-related educational programming for the University community.
In order to obtain services from the Disabled Student Services Department, a student must submit appropriate documentation of his or her disability from a qualified professional (i.e. a psychiatrist, psychologist, and/or physician). The Director will provide information on the types of documentation required and referrals to qualified professionals upon request.
Before you can receive accommodations, a documentation review must be completed, and it must be found in this review that you meet the requirements as defined by the ADA. Upon verification of eligibility, you may receive accommodations, some of which are included in the following list:
- Priority registration
- Assistance in scheduling classes in accessible locations
- Extended testing times
- Testing in a distraction reduced testing environment
- Reader and/or transcribers
- Sign Language interpreters and/or captionists
- Assistance in obtaining text books in an alternate format
- Adaptive technology (i.e. for visually impaired, or those students with learning disabilities etc.)
- Network referral system of outside agencies which may further assist a student with a disability
Examples of accommodations that are not made or arranged by the Disabled Student Services Department:
ADA does not require colleges to provide personal assistants or personal assistive technology. Whenever possible, the department will refer students to agencies which may provide personal assistance of that nature. Accommodations are not made which would reduce academic expectations, standards, or which would eliminate essential components of any course.