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University of the Arts is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 o the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The ADA of 1990 and the ADA amended.  The Office of Educational Accessibility (OEA) provides reasonable accommodations, support and advocacy, and consultation to promote independence and inclusion in all areas of university life.  

Our role:

  • Collaboration and consultation across departments to provide access and support.
  • Accommodation plans and academic counseling.
  • Educational outreach, referrals and advocacy.


Due to COVID-19, UArts will continue operating on a remote learning schedule in the spring 2021 semester.  Our office staff are working remotely, but available to assist with registration for services, questions, and concerns. 

Please schedule an appointment if you have questions about disability accommodations.


Kelly Deasy, Director of Educational Accessibility 

DeShana Wooden, Accommodation Specialist


Office of Educational Accessibility

Gershman Hall 204 

401 S. Broad Street

Philadelphia PA 19119


access@uarts.edu | brochure 

Diversity Statement and Statement of Non-discrimination

The Office of Educational Accessibility does not discriminate on the basis of ability; age; cultural identity; ethnicity; family educational history; gender identity and expression; nationality; political affiliation; race; religious affiliation; sex; sexual orientation; economic, marital, social, or veteran status; or any other basis included in institutional policies and codes and laws.   Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity

Adherence to Standards

The Office of Educational Accessibility adheres to the standards as set forth by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and the Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) for Student Disability Resources and Services.

Access and Inclusion

The Office of Educational Accessibility works to break down barriers that hinder student success, and promotes inclusive best practices in the areas of teaching and learning. 

UArts values diverse types of learners and is committed to the ways in which a neurodiverse community can enhance our academic environment and deepen our strategic mission.