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white background, top center has blue text on a yellow background that reads "how do i get an accommodation?" underneath this on the left is a drawing of a blue computer, and to the right reads "complete an accommodation request form" and beneath the computer is a blue checklist drawing, and to the right of the checklist reads "submit the appropriate documentation"

white page breakyellow background, in the center is a drawing of a white and blue computer, and underneath reads "accommodation request form"          yellow background, in the center is a blue and white checklist on a clipboard, and underneath reads "documentation guidelines"

yellow background, blue text that reads "What type of documentation do I need to receive an accommodation for a physical disability?"

white background, top is a blue rectangle with white text reads "If you are seeking accommodations you may need documentation from a licensed professional and any other supporting information, which verifies:" and underneath in blue reads "The nature of the student’s ability and disability. The functional limitations that the student’s ability and disability impose. The student’s need for specific accommodations. Any barriers to access which are being experienced as a result of the student’s disability."

yellow background with navy text that reads "What type of documentation do I need to receive an accommodation for a learning, psychological, or processing-related disability?"white background with a blue rectangle at the top that reads "If you are seeking classroom accommodations because of a learning, processing, or cognitive related disability, you may need to submit one or more of the following:" and beneath in blue text reads "A high school Individual Education Plan (IEP), A 504 Plan ,A Psychoeducational Evaluation"

white background with navy blue rectangle at the top which reads "All documentation can be submitted electronically or by US mail and will remain confidential at all times. These documents generally should be less than five years old and must verify the following:" and underneath in blue text reads "The nature of the student’s ability and disability. The functional limitations that the student’s ability and disability impose. The student’s need for specific accommodations."

yellow background with blue text that reads "How are accommodation decisions made?"

white background with blue text that reads "All accommodations are decided on a case-by-case basis. The University has an obligation to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to ensure that students with disabilities have access to all campus programs, services, and functions."

yellow background with blue text that reads "what do i do if i need campus housing accommodations?"white background, top in blue reads "Housing accommodations require the same documentation as listed above. Housing Applications must be submitted to the Residence Life office with the documentation that must then be submitted to the Accessibility Services office." underneath is a blue rectangle with white text that reads "click here to learn more!"

yellow background with navy blue text that reads "What type of classroom accommodations does Shepherd University offer?"white background, top in blue reads "Classroom accommodations at Shepherd University are tailored to the student’s individual needs based on their ability and disability as well as the fundamental requirements of the courses they are enrolled in and may include testing accommodations, alternate format course materials, assistance in taking notes, specialized furniture or technology, and modifications to existing course policies." underneath is a blue rectangle with white text that reads "click here to learn more!"

yellow background with blue text that reads "What kind of academic resources are available?"

yellow background with a trophy in the center, underneath reads "student success center"         yellow background with a certificate in the center with blue text underneath that reads "trio student support services"         yellow background with a cap and diploma in the center, underneath reads "academic support center"

yellow background with blue text that reads "what type of assistive technology do you provide?"

white background with blue text that reads "Accessibility Services Office provides digital and cassette recorders free of charge to students registered with Accessibility Services to check out as needed to support their accommodations. Please visit the Office of Accessibility Services to check out one of these recorders. A valid student identification card is required."