Students interested in registering with AccessAbility Services (AAS) to request accommodations should complete an Accommodation Intake Form online through the Accommodate Portal. Alternatively, students can come to the office located in Higgins Annex, Room 017 to fill out an Accommodation Intake Form and to submit supporting medical documentation.
After filling out and submitting an Accommodation Intake Form and providing appropriate medical documentation, the students request for accommodations will be reviewed. Appropriate academic services and accommodations are provided based on a student's functional limitations in the academic setting. Students will receive an email (WCSU email account ONLY) of phone call from the AccessAbility Services Director requesting the student to schedule an intake meeting. Students who do not submit appropriate documentation may be instructed in the email to submit additional documentation. When scheduling an intake meeting, please indicate if you will require any accommodations for the meeting; such as, captioning, interpreting, large print, and/or information about accessible parking.
The Director will guide you in accessing the accommodations for which you are eligible. You will then be responsible for requesting accommodations within the first two weeks of classes each semester and for following AAS' policies and procedures for accessing accommodations.
Steps for Accessing Accommodations:
Step One: Complete the Accommodation Intake Form through the Accommodate Portal.
Step Two: Obtain appropriate medical documentation relevant to your disability. Documentation guidelines for specific disabilities can be accessed at: http://www.wcsu.edu/accessability/documentationguidelines.asp
Step Three: Upload supporting medical documentation to your Accommodate Portal. Documentation may be submitted separately by fax, mail or in person.
Fax: (203) 837-8848
Mail: AccessAbility Services
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Step Four: You will receive an email or phone notification about your request for accommodations and the appropriate next step. Please make sure to check WCSU email.
Step Five: Once you are approved for accommodations, it will be your responsibility to request your accommodations in a timely manner each semester.