Please schedule an appointment with a Disability Counselor to learn more about adaptive equipment that might be available through the Center for Accessible Education.
Students with visual or learning disabilities who are unable to read standard printed material may have classroom materials converted into alternative formats. This includes Braille, audiotape, e-text, and large print. We can also help connect students with existing resources that offer books in alternative formats.
- Campus Orientation
- Students with disabilities may request accommodations for orientation. The student will learn to traverse the campus as they would during a regular day - going from the classroom to labs, lecture halls, or bus stops.
Students may need assistance in getting to and from campus locations. Students with permanent and temporary mobility impairments can arrange for on-campus van service to assist them in traveling around campus and to adjacent residential areas. Proximate parking, when appropriate, can be arranged. More information on CAE van service. Students with a documented disability or medical condition may apply for a pre-approved parking permit. More information on disability-related parking services.
Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals
Students who require the use of a service dog or who are requesting to have an emotional support animal in university owned housing can apply, via the CAE, for approval. Service dogs are allowed to accompany a student with a disability just about anywhere students are allowed – residence halls, Bruin buses, classrooms, campus restaurants, libraries, etc. In contrast to service dogs, therapy animals, also known as emotional support animals (ESA) or companion animals, are allowed in University housing with a recommendation from the Housing Appeals Board.
The CAE cannot request that therapy animals be allowed in classrooms, libraries, Bruin buses, and the like. Consistent with the University policy on animals, dogs are required to be on 6-feet (or shorter) leash and under the control of the owner.
Click here for the service animal/emotional support animal request application.
The Disabled Student Housing Appeals Board (DSHAB) reviews housing requests – in the form of an appeal – for students with specific, disability-based housing needs for university-owned housing. Additionally, the DSHAB reviews appeals from faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows who reside in university housing. The Board also reviews housing appeals from undergraduate and graduate students on behalf of the dependents who live with them in university housing. On campus housing appeals may also include dining requests to address disability-based dietary needs (ie gluten-free).