Welcome to Disability Services (DS)
Disability is an important aspect of diversity that is integral to our society and to the University of Michigan Dearborn campus.
Disability Services collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments. There may be times when there are aspects of the instruction or design of your courses that result in barriers to your inclusion or to accurate assessment of achievement. When that is the case, our office will work with you to arrange for accommodations.
Disability services is responsible for facilitating UM-Dearborn's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state laws designed to remove barriers that may impede the progress of individuals with disabilities. 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 services will provide the necessary services to have 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 and off campus
- Orientation to campus resources
- Course materials in alternative formats
- Sign language and oral interpreters
- Special testing arrangements
- Access to adaptive equipment and technology
The Mission of the office of Disability Services is to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all university programs and activities. We provide students the opportunity to reach their full potential by coordinating academic accommodations and support services. The Disability office works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to build and maintain partnerships allowing for an inclusive educational environment. We serve as a valuable resource for the University of Michigan Dearborn campus community in supporting the success of students with disabilities; cultivating opportunities for students to articulate their strengths and responding to the student needs and learning environments.
The Disability Office of University of Michigan Dearborn envisions a universally inclusive campus community where all individuals are seen as valued and contributing leaders of society. We strive to become a model program serving students with disabilities in higher education.
- Inclusion and Equity