Individuals with disabilities and/or medical/mental health conditions who attend or plan to attend Illinois State University may need reasonable accommodations, modifications, and/or auxiliary aids in order to have equal access to programs and services offered. The law that requires postsecondary institutions to provide services to otherwise qualified students include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To receive accommodations, a student must notify Student Access and Accommodation Services to initiate the process and to determine eligibility for accommodations.
Student Access and Accommodation Services staff are available to assist a student with a disability and/or medical/mental health condition in determining which accommodations are appropriate and how to access these accommodations. The student is strongly encouraged to contact the office as soon as they are admitted to the University. This early contact allows for sufficient time to ensure that accommodations are in place for the beginning of a semester. Although Student Access and Accommodation Services will work with each student requesting accommodations, requests later in a semester may result in a delay or inability to provide accommodations.
Confidentiality of information is an important component at Student Access and Accommodation Services. Information provided to Student Access and Accommodation Services is considered private and will be used for the expressed purposes of establishing protection under the law, determining appropriate accommodations, and ensuring the effective implementation of those accommodations. All provided information will be protected against misuse by others.