Accessible Education

The Office of Accessible Education collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to help create a inclusive educational environment for students with disabilities. 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. Submit the New Student Application and Upload Documentation

The New Student Application helps OAE better understand the nature of barriers you may experience related to your disability and your accommodations request.  The application also includes a file upload feature for you to upload any documentation you may have that indicates a history of your disability.  Your medical provider may complete the Disability Verification Form or you can submit any other relevant information you may have.  Please see our Documentation Guidelines page for additional details.  

IMPORTANT: Please note that you should not delay completing the New Student Application 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.

2. Schedule an Appointment

After submitting your New Student Application, your information will be reviewed and assigned to an OAE staff member.  This process usually takes up to two business days.  Once you have been assigned to a staff member, you will be sent a "Schedule your Welcome Meeting with OAE" email to your Agnes Scott email account.  This email will have contact information for your assigned staff member and information for how to schedule your appointment. Initial appointments last approximately 45-60 minutes.

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 your courses. This entails meeting with your instructors to discuss accommodations and any other specific arrangements or questions you may have about the course. 

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 rmorgan@agnesscott.edu or phone 404-471-6174.   

 Types of Accomodations and services

  • Supplemental notes through our student note-taking program
  • 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
  • A variety of assistive equipment for students with hearing, mobility or visual impairments
  • Alternative format for textbooks provided by Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC)
  • Permission audio record lectures

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
  • Special equipment and technology
  • Reduced distraction testing room
  • Additional support such as scribes