Access Services for Students with Disabilities
Assistance for Students with Disabilities
Access Services for Students with Disabilities works closely with students and professors to accommodate documented disabilities. The goal is to coordinate services and make accommodations available that allow each student to have equal access and to function as independently as possible.
Access Services for Students with Disabilities is located in the Academic Resource Center, Room B1215.
Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
To register for services contact Robin Sweeney, 708.534.4508.
Role of Access Services for Students with Disabilities
Access Services for Students with Disabilities provides a coordinator to arrange reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and complies with the American Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The coordinator will maintain and protect the confidentiality of student records as required by law.
To qualify for accommodations, the students must submit documentation from an appropriate professional to verify the presence and academic impact of the disability. The coordinator will review the documentation and supporting materials to certify eligibility for services and will then meet with the student to determine academic adjustments and/or accommodations. The student pays any cost of professional verification.
Accommodations and Services Available to Documented Students
- Handouts/tests in large print
- Textbooks in alternative format
- Note takers
- Tape record lectures with permission
- Sign language interpreters and CART services in the classroom
- Extended time on quizzes and exams
- Testing in distraction reduced room
- Specialized computer software
Note: GSU does not provide personal attendants or mobility devices. That is the student's responsibility.