In alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the department of Accessibility Resources ensures equal access to university curriculum, programs, and facilities for students with disabilities by facilitating reasonable accommodations, providing support services, and collaborating with the greater community to meet students’ individual needs.
If you wish to follow the social media accounts of any Academy of Art University department or program but are having difficulty with accessibility, please contact Accessibility Resources at Accessibility@academyart.edu to discuss accommodations that meet your needs.
Accommodations & Support for Students with Disabilities
The Accessibility Resources department can help you:
Obtain accommodations and access to courses, information, materials, and the campus
Manage disability-related challenges
Create strategies for learning based on your unique style, strengths, and limitations
Interact with instructors and peers in the best way possible
Find qualified professionals for educational testing or referrals to mental health professionals
Additional support available to registered students:
A quiet place to study
Student computers with assistive technology
Accessibility Resources ensures equal access to university curriculum, programs, and facilities for students with disabilities by facilitating reasonable accommodations, providing resources, and collaborating with the greater community to meet students’ individual needs.
How to Obtain Accommodations & Support
Disclosing that you have a disability is a personal decision. Prospective and current students are welcome to contact us with questions about obtaining accommodations. Upon enrolling at the Academy of Art University, new students who plan to request accommodations are encouraged to contact Accessibility Resources as soon as possible. Early identification can be the key to ensuring a smooth beginning to your semester. Often, arrangements and accommodations can be time-consuming to coordinate, especially interpreter scheduling, furniture and design modifications, and alternative format production–advanced planning allows us to meet your needs and give you access to programs and services from day one.
Welcome to the Academy of Art University and thank you for your service! Accessibility Resources is committed to supporting student veterans to obtain accommodations, and provide support based on each person’s unique challenges. Our goal is to ensure students have equal access to university facilities and courses through a supportive community and valuable resources. Our Accessibility Representative is available to meet with you to talk about potential accommodations and answer any questions you may have. Whether the disability has been lifelong or recently diagnosed, Accessibility Resources can help you navigate service-related and/or non-service-related disabilities at the Academy of Art University. We understand that obtaining paperwork from Veterans Affairs can be challenging. Whether or not you have any type of medical documentation with a diagnosis from a VA or civilian hospital, or any other professional health center, please contact us.
Accessibility Resources respects your privacy and will not release disability-related information without your written permission.
Registering with Accessibility Resources
Upon enrolling at the Academy of Art University, new students who plan to request accommodations are encouraged to contact Accessibility Resources as soon as possible. Being proactive can be the key to ensuring a smooth beginning to your semester.
Some arrangements and accommodations, such as interpreter scheduling, alternative furniture, and alternative format production, require advanced planning. Registering well ahead of time, especially in these cases, allows for access on your first day of classes or arrival to campus.
Registering with Accessibility Resources requires documentation from a licensed professional outlining your diagnosis, how it affects you in an academic setting, and recommended accommodations.
If you are in high school, it is a good idea to request a new evaluation during your senior year. This way when you enter college, you will have the most current information about accommodations relevant to the university setting.
Students considering enrollment are also welcome to call or email anytime for more information.