Getting Started with Disability and Accessibility Services

UM-Dearborn provides a wide range of services to students with qualifying disabilities to allow them equitable access to learning environments

Students are responsible for their ultimate success in academic and personal programs; however, Disability and Accessibility Services (DAS) will provide the necessary services to equitable access. 

Services are both highly individualized and based on need; they may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advocacy and referral on campus
  • Orientation to campus resources
  • Course materials in alternative formats
  • Special testing arrangements
  • Access to adaptive equipment and technology
  • DAS Support Coaching

Schedule an appointment through M-Success to talk to our Disability and Accessibility Services Coordinator who can discuss how we may be able to best assist you and your needs. Students must meet with the Disability and Accessibility Services Coordinator every semester they need accommodations. During this time your scheduled appointment will be held remotely via a teleconference private meeting. 

Types of Appointments

Intake appointment

If it is your first time registering with our office. You will schedule your own appointment using M-Success.

  • Remember to bring your disability documentation with you for your intake appointment and for remote appointments the DAS Coordinator will explain how to send the documentation. 
Re-Enrollment appointment

If you are a returning student this is required every semester you take classes. You will schedule your own appointment using M-Success.

Follow up appointment

If you would like to meet with the Disability and Accessibility Services Coordinator for any other reason and are already registered for the semester. You will schedule your own appointment using M-Success.

DAS Support Coaching appointment

The DAS Support Coach can help with a range of challenges and topics related to the student’s academic and social experiences as a college student. Registered DAS students can schedule a Zoom appointment by emailing the DAS Support Coach, Hillary Degner, at hdegner@umich.edu.

How to Schedule Appointments

For questions on how to use M-Success to schedule these appointments, please check out the scheduling guide.

For DAS Support Coaching appointments email the DAS Support Coach, Hillary Degner, at hdegner@umich.edu.

Registration

Students wishing to receive services must register with the DAS office.  To set up at appointment with the DAS Coordinator, Judith Walker use M-Success. All appointments at this time will be conducted remotely at your scheduled time. If this is your first time registering with Disability and Accessibility Services, please request an Intake appointment. If you are a returning student looking to re-enroll in Disability and Accessibility Services please request a re-enrollment appointment. If you are already registered with Disability and Accessibility Services and would like to meet to discuss other concerns, questions, etc, please request a follow up appointment. For questions on how to use M-Success to schedule these appointments, please check out the scheduling guide. 

Some of the academic adjustments and accommodations that may be provided are:

  • early registration
  • extended time on tests
  • tutorial referrals
  • note-takers
  • scanning of textbooks
  • reader/scribe for tests
  • Interpreters for the deaf

Please note that students are only eligible to receive accommodations after they register with the DAS office.  The DAS Coordinator with consultation with their team and information gained in their meeting with the student, will then determine "reasonable accommodations" and will assist in providing for them at that time.

For more information or to meet with the Disability and Accessibility Staff please email disabilityservices@umich.edu. 

If you are already registered and looking to arrange test proctoring, please follow these instructions at LEAST one week (7 calendar days) in advance of your scheduled test. 

REMEMBER, you must register with Disability and Accessibility Services EACH semester you are in need of accommodations by meeting with the DAS Coordinator as soon as you have your course schedule. 

Accommodations Guidelines

At the beginning of each term Faculty will be emailed a letter identifying students in each of their courses, that are registered with Disability and Accessibility Services. The letter will include the student's academic accommodations to be granted for that semester. Students may register with Disability and Accessibility Services after they select their term schedule, faculty will receive a letter for any of these students once they met with the Disability and Accessibility Services Coordinator each term. All appointments are remote at this time and are booked online.

For additional information please contact the DAS Coordinator, Judith Walker at disabilityservices@umich.edu .

Accommodation Appeal Process

Students who disagree with the accommodations provided by the Disability and Accessibility Services Coordinator have the right to appeal these decisions. The first layer of appeal is to the Director of Disability and Accessibility Services. The student may request a meeting with the Director who will review the accommodations, medical documentation and intake file of the student and provide the student with their recommendations. If the student is still not satisfied with the accommodations provided, they may appeal to the Disability Accommodations Appeal Committee that consists of the Dean of Students, a representative from UM-Dearborn’s Disability Services, a representative from UM Ann Arbors Disability Services, a predetermined faculty member, and a pre-determined student. The representatives of this committee make a commitment to participate in this committee for a year at a time. Students will be asked to complete this form for the committee to review. For more questions regarding this appeal process please contact Disability Services. 

 

Student Frequently Asked Questions Video

To find the answers to some of the commonly asked questions watch this student FAQ video. If you still have questions do not hesitate to contact us at disabilityservices@umich.edu or at 313-593-5310.

Disability Types

Check out this Types of Disabilities document to view some disability types we see on campus. Note: Not all disabilities are listed. Create an intake appointment to discuss your unique case. 

Disability and Accessibility Services

224
Fairlane Center North (FCN)
Phone: 
313-593-5310
Fax: 
313-593-3263
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