Accessibility Services

Disabilities Can Be: Visible, Invisible, Something a person is born with, SOmething a person acquired at any point in life

New Students

For new incoming students, we recommend submitting documentation and meeting with the AS Coordinator at least four weeks prior to the start of your first semester to ensure that your accommodations are in place on the first day of classes. Students returning to LSSU after an absence of one or more semesters need to contact the AS office to update their accommodation plan.

Prior to The accommodation appointment

Prior to the accommodations appointment at the AS office, students need to complete the Registration Form and submit appropriate medical documentation showing that the student is covered under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  The disability evaluation documentation must be issued by a relevant and credentialed professional and must be dated no more than three years prior to the student’s accommodations request.  The documentation must also demonstrate how the disability affects the individual’s ability to function in one or more major life activities at the university. Based on this documentation, the university’s AS Coordinator will work with the student to set up an effective accommodations plan in compliance with the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  The required documentation can be dropped off to the AS Coordinator in LIBR-233, or submitted by email to Accessibility Services at . We recommend that students provide documentation to the AS Coordinator at least 48 hours before their appointment to give the AS Coordinator sufficient time to draft an accommodation plan.  The AS office may waive these documentation requirements for students whose disabilities are outwardly apparent, such as a wheelchair, etc.

Why Register for Services

In compliance with Lake Superior State University policy and equal access laws, disability-related accommodations or services are available.  Students who desire such services are urged to meet with their professor in a timely manner, preferably the first week of class, to discuss their disability-related needs.

However, students will not receive services until they are properly register with Accessibility Services.

Proper registration will enable Accessibility Services to verify the disability and determine reasonable and effective academic accommodations. Accessibility Services is located in the KJS Library Room 233, extension 2355.

Sampling of services offered

  • Extended testing time
  • Distraction reduced testing environment
  • Alternative format textbooks
  • Classroom audio recording
  • Test readers or scribes
  • Assistive technology
  • Alternative classroom seating
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