Welcome to the UC Disability Services Office. Working together, we can put students first and ensure they all have the best opportunity for success. Our office provides accommodations to UC students. If you are a faculty member seeking accommodations for yourself, please contact Stephen Bangs, Office of Equal Opportunity.
Special Needs Policy
Instructors have asked for information they can include on their syllabus to alert students to our services. Here is a sample statement:
Special Needs Policy: If you have a disability (e.g., visual impairment, hearing impairment, physical impairment, communication disorder, and/or specific learning disability, etc.) which may influence your performance in this course, you must meet with the Disability Services Office (DSO) to arrange for reasonable accommodations to ensure an equitable opportunity to meet all the requirements of this course. If you require accommodations due to disability, please contact DSO at 513-556-6823, Campus Location: 210 University Pavilion. You will be provided an Accommodation Form indicating your accommodation needs for the quarter. Please present this form to me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to ensure your accommodation needs are discussed, agreed upon, and provided.
Feel free to browse our site to learn what is expected of students registered with our office, to find out about what accommodations you might see in your classroom, or to learn more about our office and staff. If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 556-6823. We look forward to working with you.
We are excited to announce that the office of Testing Services has joined the Learning Assistance Center and Disability Services as part of the Office of Academic Excellence and Support Services (AESS).
As part of this change, Disability Services and Testing Services are partnering to enhance the coordination and delivery of accommodated testing for students with disabilities. The majority of students who previously took tests in the Disability Services office will now take them in Testing Services, located on the 100 level of University Pavilion. There is also a new online registration system where students register for their tests and professors receive automatic notifications of this registration as well as instructions for an enhanced test delivery process that will ensure test security and integrity. This new registration and delivery process will help streamline services for the students and faculty.
- Find important announcements, FAQs, and more information about this new policy*
- Register for your accommodated test
- Find more information you need to know about the new accommodated testing procedures*
*You will be taken to Testing Services' website.
Disability Services Office is providing the following instructional steps on creating accessible content. When students are accessing instructors content, being accessible is more likely to be more useable and beneficial to all students.
Below are quick tips from the National Center on Disability and Access to Education. These will give you quick steps in creating accessible documents.
These steps include best practices and how to create accessible Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
These steps include best practices and how to create accessible PDF files.
These steps include best practices and how to caption YouTube videos.