Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for pre-admission counseling, meetings with DSS to determine services, appropriate accommodations and referrals to other campus programs and resources, faculty notification letters and residential accommodations.
Academic accommodations are determined by the documentation on a case by case basis. These may include: alternative text formats for printed material, assistive technology resources, auxiliary aids and services, Live Scribe pen, note taker, priority registration, readers and scribes for exams.
We expect students to be an active part of their learning at Baldwin Wallace University. As a young person transitioning into adulthood you share the responsibility of your educational outcomes.
Faculty are responsible for providing students with the accommodation(s) included in their LOA. They are not able to provide anything outside of what is contained in the letter. They are to hold you to the same expectations as other students, providing strict deadlines and attendance policies.
Eligibility for Services
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities (e.g., walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, breathing, learning, working or taking care of oneself), has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. Once admitted to BW, students may choose whether or not to disclose a disability. However, students with disabilities will not receive accommodations unless they disclose their disability to the DSS office, make a formal request for accommodations and follow the College's procedures for obtaining accommodations.
To be eligible for disability services (including academic accommodations), students must:
1. Self-Disclose and identify your self to Disability Services for Students
2. Provide current and appropriate documentation.
3. Request services
*Submit the Disability Services for Students Application
*Schedule an intake meeting
*Submit Letter of Accommodation Request Forms
4. Follow policies and procedures
For further clarification regarding the transition of students with documented disabilities from high school to college please click here.