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Office of Educational Accessibility

About Educational Accessibility

The Office of Educational Accessibility (OEA) provides support through reasonable accommodations, advocacy, and consultation to foster independence and inclusion in all areas of university life. OEA works to break down barriers that hinder student success, and promotes inclusive best practices in the areas of teaching and learning. 

University of the Arts is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADA of 1990 and the ADA amended.

UArts values diverse learners and is committed to the ways in which a neurodiverse community can enhance our academic environment, advance human creativity, and deepen our Universitys strategic mission.

Kelly Deasy, Director, Office of Educational Accessibility
Steph Evans, Learning Access Specialist 

Student Center 204 
401 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-717-6616 | brochure | book an appointment

Educational Accessibility Resources & Information

OEA provides educational outreach, accommodations, and faculty support. Please see the links below for procedures and more information.

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How to Register with the Office of Educational Accessibility

Students who have a diagnosed medical, physical, psychological and/or learning disability may qualify for reasonable accommodations at University of the Arts. 

To receive academic or residential accommodations, students must register with the Office of Educational Accessibility. Learn more about the registration process.

Accommodations and Forms

See our Office of Educational Accessibility informational brochure for general information about OEA, accommodations and registering for services.

Students Currently Registered 

Accommodations in Residential Living

Registering with Educational Accommodations

Faculty Resources

Resources on inclusive learning strategies, accessible materials, video and audio captioning, and more are available. 

See our Faculty Resources page for more information.


Academic Tools & Resources for Students

An important part of success in college is staying organized and setting concrete goals. We encourage students to create strong personal and academic skills during the semester that will become important lifelong learning habits for the future. In addition, OEA offers one-on-one academic support for students. See our Academic Tools & Resources page for more information.