FAQs - Students

Here are some common questions you may have about disability-related services on campus.


  1. What is the Accessible Education Center (AEC)?
  2. What is the difference between the Accessible Education Center (AEC) and the Employment Accommodation Resource Center (EARC)?
  3. What can the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) do for me?
  4. How do I sign-up with the Department of Rehabilitation?
  5. How do I talk to my college instructor or employer about my disability?

 

  1. What is the Accessible Education Center (AEC)?

    The Accessible Education Center provides both students and employees with accommodation needs. The Center works closely with faculty and staff to determine appropriate services and provides access for persons with disabilities in the classroom and throughout the campus.

  2. What is the difference between the Accessible Education Center (AEC) and the Employment Accommodation Resource Center (EARC)?

    While the AEC provides students and employees with accommodation needs, the EARC is a program within AEC that serves only employees with disabilities on campus.

  3. What can the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) do for me?

    If you qualify as a DOR consumer, you will receive vocational rehabilitation services tailored to assist you in preparing for, securing, retaining, or regaining competitive employment. Services may include career assessment and counseling, pre-employment skills, monetary assistance for job-related activities, career education and training, and/or assistive technology training to be successful in the classroom or on the job.

  4. How do I sign up with the Department of Rehabilitation?

    Contact your local DOR office and ask about eligibility to receive services. Once your case is opened with DOR, you will meet with a counselor to start discussing your individual plan of employment.

  5. How do I talk to my college instructor or employer about my disability?

    Whether it is your instructor, employer, or classmate, discussing your disability with anyone is a personal choice. Some people are very open and candid about their disability, while others are more discreet. However, should you require an accommodation while on campus or on the job, you will have to outline the reasoning for an accommodation request. The Accessible Education Center can assist you with questions about self-identifying and disclosing your disability.