Clarkson University assures equal educational opportunities by providing accommodations and services for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with Federal Law, specifically the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008.By federal law, a person with a disability is any person who:
- has a physical or mental impairment;
- has a record of such impairment; and
- is regarded as having such an impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, standing, seeing, speaking, breathing, taking care of oneself, learning, etc.
The Office of Accommodative Services at Clarkson University, located in ERC Suite 1400, is the designated office responsible for maintaining disability-related documentation; certifying eligibility for receipt of services; gathering third party information, as necessary , prior to determining reasonable accommodations; and then ensuring the provision of those services.
In order to assure equal access for students with disabilities, Clarkson University’s Office of Accommodative Services provides reasonable accommodations to qualified students in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended in 2008.
The mission of the Office of Accommodative Services at Clarkson is to ensure access to the University and its programs for students with disabilities. We determine, coordinate and provide reasonable accommodations, educate and advocate for an accessible and hospitable learning environment, and promote responsibility and self-advocacy on the part of the individuals we serve.