Accommodation guidelines

The Access Center provides services and accommodations for eligible WSU Vancouver students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the educational environment. The services and accommodations we provide include alternative print media, adaptive furniture, note taking and alternative testing services (e.g., extended time, distraction-reduced testing environment, etc.).

To receive accommodations through the Access Center, you must submit documentation verifying the presence of a limiting condition and meet with the Access Center coordinator to determine what accommodations will be most helpful for you.

Your responsibilities and steps

You must provide the Access Center coordinator with documentation verifying the need for their accommodation. You may be able to receive accommodation if you have an obvious physical disability, but ultimately documentation will be required.

You must meet with the Access Center coordinator initially to receive accommodations, and again at the start of each semester to renew your registration.

Once the Access Center coordinator has received documentation and determined what accommodations are reasonable, the coordinator will provide a Letter of Accommodation (LOA) to be given to instructors.

  • You must pick up their Letter of Accommodation (LOA) from the Student Wellness Center front desk at the start of every semester or upon approval of accommodations.
  • You must provide the LOA to instructors and obtain their signatures verifying notification of accommodation.
  • After collecting all signatures, you must return the signed portion to the Student Wellness Center front desk.

You are responsible for informing the Access Center staff about any changes to your course schedule and/or if a classroom changes during the semester.

Accommodations offered