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UCLA Center for Accessible Education

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CAE's Mission

The mission of the Center for Accessible Education (CAE) is to create an accessible, inclusive, and supportive learning environment. Through a collaborative effort with faculty, staff, and students, the CAE facilitates academic accommodations, disability advocacy, and serves as an educational resource for the campus community.

Our Approach to Supporting You

The Center for Accessible Education serves thousands of our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled at UCLA. Students seeking reasonable accommodations or support services from The Center for Accessible Education are required to register with the office as early as possible so that you can work closely with a Disability Specialist and tap into the knowledge and support available to navigate your UCLA experience. The Center for Accessible Education will work closely with you to identify reasonable accommodations for your program.

Our Purpose

Students with disabilities that arrive at UCLA do so with the skills, inner resources, and ambition needed to be a great success. However, for some students with disabilities, negotiating university life and academic environments can be more challenging without the benefit of support. The Center for Accessible Education serves as a central resource on disability-related information for students, procedures, and services for the University student community. The Center for Accessible Education provides expertise in determining and implementing appropriate and reasonable accommodations for academics and housing. UCLA students with disabilities are fundamental to the diverse pillars of the University, and we work to support you in accessing the educational experience at UCLA.

Apply to CAE!

Ready to get started registering for accommodations and support from CAE? Start here! To fill out an application and begin the accommodation process, just select the application below that corresponds with your needs. Have questions about what you should do next? Just reach out to caeintake@saonet.ucla.edu.

Academic Accommodations Application

Housing Accommodations Application

Connect with the CAE

Stay up to date on new staffing for the office, different procedures for accommodations, and exciting additions to CAE services. Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter below as well!

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Upcoming Events

Join CAE at an upcoming drop-in (more information below) or for a workshop or presentation! We host different events around the year to educate about and support disability inclusion at UCLA. You can find more information on our event page below.

Announcements & Events

Important Dates for Winter/Spring 2024

As a reminder, CAE often sets deadlines for important accommodation tasks! For the Winter/pring 2024, please observe the following important dates:

  • 7 Days Prior to an Exam: Deadline to Schedule an Exam
  • January 16th: 2024-2025 Housing Accommodation Application Opens
  • March 1st: Priority Date to Apply for/Revise Accommodations By for Implementation by Winter 2024 Finals
  • March 3rd: Last Day to Schedule Final Exams with Testing Center
  • March 16th - 22nd: Finals Week
  • April 5th: Priority Accommodation Application Deadline for School of Law Students

Attend a Drop-In Session

To more quickly assist students, faculty, and staff with their questions about accommodations or resources offered by CAE, we host weekly drop-in sessions with various staff members. See the list of what we offer below, the days and times these sessions are offered, and how you can join.

Our Drop-In schedules may change from week to week. We highly encourage anyone to consult our events calendar to confirm the date and time a drop-in is being offered. 

Disability Specialist Drop-In

The Drop-Ins on Monday, February 19th at 10am and 2pm, and Wednesday, February 21st at 10am will be cancelled. Please attend a different drop-in if you have any specific needs to be addressed. 

Disability Specialists will be available to answer quick questions about accommodations, registration with the CAE, accessibility of courses, and any non-confidential questions you would like addressed. You can meet with any of the Disability Specialists, but if are looking to meet with your assigned Disability Specialist, please attend on their specific day or email them directly. To join these sessions, you can click the button below or use the Zoom Meeting ID 966 7564 1305. 

Sessions are offered on the following schedule:

  • Mondays at 10am: Michelle Nagler
  • Tuesdays at 10am: Juan Ramirez
  • Tuesdays at 2pm: Jamie Lerner-Brecher
  • Wednesdays at 10am: Maury Ferreira
  • Wednesdays at 2pm: Tucker Grimshaw
  • Thursdays at 10am: Kristen Acosta
  • Thursdays at 2pm: Addison Wightman
  • Fridays at 10am: Dulce Castro

Join DS Drop-In

Housing Accommodation Drop-In

CAE Housing Accommodations staff are happy to meet with students for virtual drop-in hours to answer any questions or concerns you may have about accommodated housing at UCLA. To join these sessions, you can click the button below or use the Zoom Meeting ID 488 4161 384.

Sessions are offered on the following schedule:

Housing Accommodation Drop-Ins are currently paused until further notice. Please reach out to caehousing@saonet.ucla.edu with any questions or concerns. We will resume our drop-in schedule shortly. 

Join Housing Accommodation Drop-In

DGSOM Drop-In

All David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) students are encouraged to join DGSOM Director of Disability Services, Grace Clifford, during virtual drop-in hours! She will be available to answer quick questions about accommodations, registration with the CAE, accessibility of courses, and any non-confidential questions you would like addressed. To join these sessions, you can click this button below. Only DGSOM students should attend this drop-in offering. 

Sessions are offered on the following schedule:

  • Tuesdays from 12pm to 1pm- MS1 Students Only
  • Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm- MS2 Students Only

Join DGSOM Drop-In

Testing Center Drop-In

The CAE Testing Center will offer virtual drop-in hours on to answer all of your CAE Testing Center and testing accommodation questions. To join these sessions, you can click on this card or use the Zoom Meeting ID 983 8329 9060.

Sessions are offered on the following schedule:

  • Monday at 12pm
  • Tuesday at 12pm
  • Wednesday at 12pm
  • Thursday at 12pm

Join Testing Center Drop-In

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You can register to vote online. Please complete the Voter Preference Form to provide information about your registration status. For more information, visit BruinsVote.