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How to Request Accommodations
To request reasonable accommodations and support services through the Office of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS), please complete these five simple steps:
Complete the Disability Disclosure and Reasonable Accommodations form.
This form will need to be submitted every semester in which you require accommodations. Accommodations may change from semester to semester and will not be implemented retroactively.
Access to the form requires you to log in using your UMID and password. If you need assistance completing the form or a paper copy, please contact Disability Services.
All accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, according to the needs of the individual and the individual’s specific program of study for a particular semester.
Meet with Us
Contact ESDS staff to schedule an initial appointment to discuss barriers to access, accommodations, and services that you may need.
Virtual appointments via Skype video chat or over the phone are available on a case-by-case basis.
Connect with Your Instructors
After you receive the email notice confirming your approved accommodations, log into your account and download your Approved Accommodations Letter.
Present your instructors* with your Approved Accomodations Letter to coordinate accommodations. It's good practice to also have a confidential discussion with your instructor about your accommodations shortly after giving them the letter.
You aren't required to disclose medical information to your instuctors. If you are asked questions that make you uncomfortable, please notify us.
*Due to blind grading, students from the School of Law will work first with the Director of Student Affairs regarding the coordination of accommodations. Students from the School of Law are expected to work directly with faculty to discuss reasonable deadlines on assignment accommodations.
Reflect on Your Accommodations and Revist with Us
Pay attention to what's working, what's not working, and what kind of barriers you're still experiencing throughout the semester. Your accommodations aren't set in stone.
We want to hear about what's been working, what barriers still exist, and what you think could help. Contact us to talk anytime.
Report a problem right away if you encounter any serious barriers to access at UMB.