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 University’s strategic mission.
Educational Accessibility Resources & Information
OEA provides educational outreach, accommodations, and faculty support. Please see the information below for guidance and support.
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.
See our Office of Educational Accessibility informational brochure for general information about OEA, accommodations and registering for services.
Students Currently Registered
- Request form for course access memo
- Students must request memos sent each semester
- Request form for test accommodations - Please see Testing Policies
- Request form for note-taking assistance
- Request for books in digital format
Accommodations in Residential Living
Registering with OEA
- Pre-Intake form: Complete this form to initiate the process of registering for academic or housing accommodations.
Resources on inclusive learning strategies, accessible materials, video and audio captioning, and more are available.
See our Faculty Resources page for more information.
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.