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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I have a disability and need an accommodation?

Complete an Accommodation Request Form

What type of documentation do I need to receive an accommodation for a physical disability?

If you are seeking accommodations you may need documentation from a licensed professional and any other supporting information, which verifies:

What type of documentation do I need to receive an accommodation for a learning, psychological, or processing related disability?

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:

These documents generally should be less than five years old and must verify the following:

All documentation can be submitted electronically or by US mail and will remain confidential at all times.

Q: What do I do if I need campus housing accommodations? 

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.

More information on Housing Accommodations.

How are accommodation decisions made?

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.

What type of classroom accommodations does Shepherd University offer?

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.

More information on Academic Accommodations.

What kind of academic resources are available?

Accessibility Services consults with faculty members to develop instructional strategies for academic success and works closely with the Academic Support Center (Library Room 103), the TRiO Student Support Services program (Library Room 154), and the Student Success Center (Student Center 226).

What type of assistive technology do you provide?

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.