Student Access and Disability Services

 

 

If you have any questions please feel free to email the office at studentaccess@truman.edu or Julie Sneddon, Director at  jsneddon@truman.edu

Kirk Building 114B
Phone: (660) 785-4478
Fax: (660) 785-4490

The Student Access and Disability Services Office helps address the needs of individuals with disabilities and provides guidance for adjustment to the Truman State University community.  To apply for accommodations, a student should make a request for services to the Student Access and Disability Services Office and provide appropriate documentation of his/her disability.  The University will attempt to provide the level of support services and/or accommodations necessary to reasonably meet the needs of each individual student with a disability.  Truman State University seeks to ensure access by providing accommodations to individuals with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments of 2008 (ADAAA).  ADA defines a disability as “any mental or physical condition that substantially limits an individual’s ability to perform one or more major life activities” as compared with the average person in the general population. 

ADA does not require the following when considering accommodations:

  1. Accommodation cannot be an excessive financial and/or administrative burden to the institution.
  2. Accommodation cannot change the nature of the academic program or the school’s curriculum, including giving an accommodation that would give one student an unfair advantage over other students, lowering academic standards and/or fundamentally altering course or degree requirements.
  3. Personal accommodations, such as personal care attendants, personal readers, or personal devices/equipment.

Our Mission

The mission of the Student Access and Disability Services Office is to ensure that all students with disabilities can choose to actively participate in all areas of University life; to provide and coordinate support services and programs that help students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential and to increase awareness among all members of the University so that students with disabilities are able to perform at a level limited only by their abilities, not their disabilities.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

 

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