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Office of Educational Accessibility

Gershman Hall 204

401 S. Broad Street

Philadelphia PA 19147

215-717-6801 / 215-717-6974 (fax)


Kelly Deasy, Director of Educational Accessibility

DeShana Wooden, Accommodation Specialist


About Educational Accessibility

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 ADAAA of 2008.  Educational Accessibility provides reasonable accommodations, support and advocacy, and consultation to promote independence and inclusion in all areas of university life.

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.