Office of Accessible Education

Contact

Erin Kelley, Accessible Education Coordinator
(440) 826-2090, (440) 826-3832 (fax), disability@bw.edu

Campus Location

Bonds Hall, Room 102G
275 Eastland Rd.
Berea, OH 44017-2088

Office Hours

Academic Year: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
(May 10 - Aug. 6, 2021)

The Office of Accessible Education operates under reduced hours during the summer months of June and July. For general accessible education inquiries and questions about how to request accommodations, please email disability@bw.edu. For questions that require prompt assistance, you will receive a response within approximately 3-5 days.

About Accessible Education

The BW Office of Accessible Education (OAE) collaborates with students, faculty and staff to help create equitable, inclusive educational environments for qualified students with disabilities. Accessible Education works to address educational barriers by providing access to reasonable accommodations, services and resources while maintaining the rigorous academic standards and integrity of Baldwin Wallace University. We engage in outreach across campus to ensure a more accessible and welcoming environment for people with varying disabilities including psychological, medical, physical or learning specific.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

Outlined below are some key differences between disability services offered by high schools and by universities. It is important that students and families understand these differences when seeking disability services at BW.


APPLYING FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

In order to request accommodations, you must register with the OAE. Accommodations you received in high school or at another university do not automatically transfer to BW. Once admitted to BW, you must apply for accommodations by completing the following steps.


FORMS


Confidentiality and Release of Information


POLICIES, PROCEDURES & REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

An accommodation is a modification that is made to a course, program, service, job, activity or facility that eliminates or minimizes disability-related barriers. For an accommodation to be deemed reasonable, it must not compromise essential requirements of a course, program, job, activity or facility, and it must not cause undue administrative or financial hardship. In addition, it must not compromise the safety of the student receiving the accommodation or of others, and it must not fundamentally alter a course or program.


NEXT STEPS AFTER ACCOMMODATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED


FAMILY RESOURCES

Families are instrumental to the overall success of students. The information in this section is provided to help families become well informed about student rights and responsibilities. If you have any questions, please email disability@bw.edu.