Requesting Reasonable Accommodations
- Student must be admitted and/or enrolled to EWU. This does not prohibit potential students from requesting information on programs, services, and activities.
- Student is responsible for initiating contact with the Disability Support Services (DSS) office. To register with DSS, please complete the three steps mentioned below.
- The University encourages students to apply for funding through resource agencies that assist specific disabilities.
Steps to Register with Disability Support Services:
Step 1) Complete the New Student Application
Fill-out our New Student Application. This is now online!
Step 2) Submit Documentation
Once you have submitted your New Student Application, you will be prompted to upload your documentation from a professional service provider. If you do not have your documentation ready to upload, don't worry, you can complete this step later. When you submit your New Student Application, you will receive an email with a link to upload your documentation at a later time.
3) Schedule an Intake Appointment
When you have completed your New Student Application and submitted documentation from a professional service provider, our office will review the information you submitted. If your documentation meets our guidelines, you will receive an email notifying you that it's time to schedule an intake appointment. If further documentation or information is needed, our office will notify you via email.
If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact the DSS office at (509) 359-6871 or firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a front desk staff or to schedule an intake appointment.
Students with disabilities or suspected disabilities meet with Disability Support Services. Confidentially is a first step in arranging reasonable program accommodations.
The DSS Accommodation Specialist verifies the disability and determines how functional limitations affect academic work. This is accomplished through discussion with the student and review of documentation. Students with insufficient documentation may be referred to physicians, psychologists or other qualified diagnosticians for complete assessment before modifications are granted.
After the disability and its functional limitations are verified, DSS provides information about the various reasonable modifications which address the student's functional limitations.
The student then chooses the reasonable accommodations that best apply in a given course or semester. Frequently, students arrange follow-up meetings with the Accommodation Specialist. The office is available to assist with ongoing problem solving.
Once the student is assigned accommodations in SharePoint, the student needs to meet with each professor to discuss new accommodations. It is the responsibility of the student to meet with the professor and discuss accommodations. DSS does not send any info regarding new accommodations, once the student identifies to the professor, the professor will need to sign into SharePoint to view and discuss the assigned accommodations.
A student can identify with DSS at any time during a quarter, if this happens, the student still needs to meet with each professor to arrange accommodations.
- Student is responsible for providing documentation from a professional service provider (doctor, therapist, e.g.) that includes a description of the disability such as diagnoses, names and results of tests administered (if appropriate), effect of the disability on students access to university programs, services, and activities, and suggestions for specific accommodations that would provide equal access to University programs, services, and activities.
- Please review the requirements for specific disabilities on our Policy page.
- Documentation is kept in student's confidential file in the Disability Support Services Office.
- Diagnosis is subject to verification by the University.
- It is the responsibility of the student to meet with the professor and discuss accommodations. A student can identify with DSS at any time during a quarter, if this happens, the student still needs to meet with each professor to arrange accommodations.