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 foundation of the University, and we work to support you in accessing the educational experience at UCLA.

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 your Disability Specialist and tap into the knowledge and support available to navigate your UCLA experience.

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How to Qualify for Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities who are enrolled in classes at UCLA may be eligible for services through the Center for Accessible Education. Students who have a physical, psychological or perceptual impairment which limits one or more major life activity, have a history of such impairment, or who are regarded as having an impairment based on regulations for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), may be eligible for services.

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CAE Academic Accommodations Application Process

The CAE will work closely with you to identify reasonable accommodations. You will have the opportunity to submit information to the CAE through the student application. You can submit any medically related information to support the assessment process. Then, if eligible, you will meet with one of our Disability Specialists to complete an intake. Both you and the Disability Specialist will work together to solidify your academic accommodations. Lastly, the Disability Specialist will review how to request accommodation’s every quarter, use the Student Portal, and all other pertinent information.

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CAE Accommodations

The Center for Accessible Education will work closely with you to identify reasonable accommodations. An accommodation is a legally mandated modification or service designed to mitigate the functional limitations associated with a student's disability.

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CAE Housing Accommodations Application Process

The Housing Accommodations Board through the Center for Accessible Educationis responsible for evaluating requests for a reasonable accommodation and/or modification in University-owned housing.