Accessible Education

The Office of Accessible Education collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to help create a inclusive educational environment for students. We also engage in outreach across campus in order to make campus a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment for people with disabilities.  Accessible Education provides accommodations, services and resources to students with varying disabilities including, psychological, medical, physical or learning specific.  If you are interested in meeting with us to talk about educational barriers and reasonable accommodations, it’s easy! Just follow these steps below:

1. Schedule an Appointment

You can schedule an appointment with Rashad Morgan, Director of Accessible directly through COMPASS.  You can also schedule by emailing or by calling 404-471-6174.  Initial appointments last approximately 45-60 minutes.

2. Complete and Submit the Welcome Packet

Submit the Welcome Packet (DOC 513 KB) and documentation to Rashad Morgan prior to your scheduled meeting.  You can hand deliver to Buttrick Hall, G13 or fax to 404-471-6083. Documentation guidelines for your medical provider are listed in the Welcome Packet. 

IMPORTANT: Please note that you should not delay meeting with us out of concern for not having the right paperwork.  OAE staff will discuss specific third party documentation needs during the Welcome Meeting and steps you can take after the meeting. Our first priority is meeting with you, not reviewing the paperwork.

3. Meet to Discuss Barriers

During the Welcome Meeting, you and OAE staff will explore your individual experience, current barriers, educational history, and accommodations that have been effective in providing access.  OAE staff will also discuss campus and community resources that you can utilize as part of your success network, and next steps. 

4. Collaborate with your Faculty

Once you have your Course Accessibility Letter, collaborate with your instructors to determine how the accommodations will be implemented in the course. This entails providing your instructor with a Course Accessibility Letter, discussing accommodations, and completing/returning the signature sheet to OAE.  It is the student’s responsibility to return the completed signature sheet. 

5. Complete Additional Requests

Complete any other requests each semester as discussed during your Welcome Meeting (i.e. books in alternate format and scheduling test accommodations).

6. Questions or Concerns

We know that questions, challenges and concerns may arise. Accessible Education staff are happy to answer any follow-up questions. One of the biggest mistakes students make is waiting too long to address a concern.  Please feel free to contact Rashad Morgan, Director of Accessible Education at email or phone 404-471-6174.   

 Types of Accomodations and services

  • Supplemental notes through our student note-taking program
  • Written assignments orally, by tape, or through word processing
  • Extra time on quizzes, tests or exams (x1.5 or x2)
  • Reduced distraction environment for quizzes, tests and exams
  • Assistive software to aid in reading and organizing material/texts
  • Zoom text
  • A variety of assistive equipment for students with hearing, mobility or visual impairments
  • Alternative format for textbooks provided by Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC)
  • Use of a laptop computer
  • Permission audio record lectures
  • Use of the Accessibility Resource Library in G-13b

Housing and Meal Plan Accommodations
Please see the Housing and Meal Plan Accommodation Policies for detailed information regarding requesting a housing and/or meal plan accommodation.

Support for Faculty
To accommodate students with disabilities, the Office of Advising and Accessible Education provides the following assistance to faculty:

  • Training and education
  • On-going consultation and support
  • Photocopying services
  • Special equipment and technology
  • Reduced distraction testing room
  • Additional support such as scribes