Student Accessibility and Resources (formerly Disability Services)
The Mission of the Student Accessibility and Resources (SAR) office is to provide students equal access to all educational, social and co-curricular programs through coordination of services and reasonable accommodations, consultation, and advocacy. We work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to create an inclusive educational environment.
Location: University Center, Room 3150
Not sure if you have an eligible disability?
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (2008), disability is defined as a mental or physical condition that substantially limits functionality in a major life activity. Major life activities include but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. A functional limitation refers to a substantial impairment in an individual's ability to function in the condition, manner, or duration of a required major life activity.
"Major Life Activities" also include the operation of major bodily functions including but not limited to:
Immune, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, circulatory, reproductive, neurological, brain, normal cell growth, bowel and bladder.
The SAR office contains specialized computer equipment for use by students with disabilities. Some of the equipment includes: Dragon Dictate Voice to input system (for voice activated word processing), large screen computers, speech synthesizer, screen reading software, and scanning devices and Kurzweil 3000 Scan/Read software for persons with learning disabilities.
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Students Registered with SAR: Please click here to take the Student Accessibility and Resources Satisfaction Survey.
"There are millions of people out there ignoring disabilities and accomplishing incredible feats. I learned you can learn to do things differently, but do them just as well. I've learned that it's not the disability that defines you, it's how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with. And I've learned that we have an obligation to the abilities we DO have, not the disability." -------Jim Abbott (former Baseball player)