“Leveling the Playing Field”
The Office of Testing and Accessibility Services works with students, professors, and administration to foster a welcoming environment, inclusive and accessible for everyone! We work with our students, to support and encourage self-advocacy, self-awareness, independence, and academic achievement.
At the Office of Testing and Accessibility Services, our goals are to help students with disabilities to:
- Achieve academic success.
- Develop an on-going relationship with our office.
- Improve communication with your professors.
- Promote equal opportunity for all students and yourself.
- Assist you with identifying appropriate resources on campus.
In working with each student to develop an accommodation plan that is tailored for that student, Office of Testing and Accessibility Services provides the tools, reasonable accommodations, and support, so that students with disabilities who are otherwise qualified may meet the demands of University life at ECU.
Services for Students
Students who wish to request accommodations for courses, or in other University programs, services, or activities, should provide appropriate documentation of their disability to the Coordinator of Disability Services soon after admission to the University. If the accommodation is justified by the documentation and if it is reasonable for the University to provide, the Coordinator will work with the student and appropriate personnel to facilitate the accommodation. Continuing students should make an appointment with the office of Disability Services before the beginning of each semester to request services.
Documentation must be from a professional with appropriate credentials to diagnose and treat the stated impairment. Documentation guidelines for physical, psychological, attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities are available at the Office of Disability Services, 302 Fentem Hall, or can be found here.
All documentation provided to Disability Services will be kept confidential. If sharing disability-related information with others is needed to facilitate an accommodation, the student will be informed and given the option of releasing the information. The student will need to sign a release form in order for information to be shared.
Policies and Procedures
The office of Disability Services Policies and Procedures manual can be found here.