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UCLA Center for Accessible Education

What faculty should know to ensure access for Bruins with disabilities.

Accommodation letters notify you about the academic accommodations your CAE- registered students will need to mitigate disability-related limitations. To view your student’s accommodation letters, please watch our YouTube video for instructions.

Updated 10/8/21: Please note that the process for requesting testing/proctoring services from the CAE has changed.The procedure will no longer involve students requesting accommodations for each exam; rather, after reviewing the accommodation letter, faculty, if necessary, will immediately fill out this form to submit their request for proctoring support. Please email to request CAE assistance with this process.

We also want to continue to encourage faculty, when possible, to consider implementing alternative exam formats that do not involve proctoring. Please review UCLA’s Alternative Assessment Recommendations for more information about alternative assessment ideas.


Remote and In-person Instruction

Please visit Addendum to Accommodation Instructions for Faculty for Remote and In-Person Instruction for updates related to CAE services during remote learning. For guidance specifically related to exams accommodations, please visit, Guidelines for Extra Time Accommodation in the Remote Exam Environment.

Bruin Learn

For information about changing exam times, extending deadlines, and other CAE accommodations implemented in Bruin Learn, please visit CAE Accommodations in Bruin Learn.

Our 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 Center for Accessible Education facilitates academic accommodations, disability advocacy, and serves as an educational resource for the campus community.

Our Charge, Disability Defined

The UCLA Center for Accessible Education (CAE) is responsible for the administration of UCLA’s commitment to ensuring access and participation for all students with qualifying disabilities or medical conditions. The CAE facilitates academic accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The CAE provides access to the numerous educational opportunities available to students on our campus and empowers students to realize their academic potential.

How is disability defined?

An individual with a disability is a person who has (1) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) has a record of such an impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.

What does it mean to be a qualified student with a disability?

At the postsecondary level, a "qualified student with a disability" is a student with a disability "who meets the academic and technical standards requisite for admission or participation in the institution's educational program or activity."