It is our mission to remove barriers and ensure equal access for all qualified students with disabilities.
In support of this mission, the goals of the Office of Accessibility Resources are to:
The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) provides campus-wide accessibility services
and reasonable accommodations for eligible students. The OAR supports disability as
an aspect of diversity and inclusion that is integral to our campus community and
Students who are requesting accommodations for the first time should register with us as soon as possible once they have identified a barrier or need.
Students register for accommodations via AIM (Accessible Information Management), our online portal. You will need to use your myWCU login.
After registering, students will be emailed by OAR and will arrange a virtual intake meeting to determine proper accommodations.
Students with approved accommodations are provided an Accommodation Letter, which they will share with their instructors.
Academic: determined on a case-by-case basis via an interactive intake meeting with one of our staff.
Testing: extended time with reduced distractions, all within our OAR Test Proctoring Center in Killian Annex.
Temporary Disability Accommodations: the OAR can provide short-term accommodations if you have a temporary disability due to an injury or medical condition.
Academic Coaching: with qualified graduate assistants, to assist students with disabilities in developing skills for success in the classroom.
Alternative Format Textbooks/Assistive Technology: Kurzweil 3000 offers access to print and digital content for students with accommodations.
American Sign Language and Captioning: can be arranged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 828.227.3886 for assistance.