We provide a wide range of services, support and advocacy for students with a variety of disabilities and learning differences. We can talk with you about ways to advocate for yourself, to learn about your own learning style, and to reach out to other students at Lewis & Clark and the community. We’re here to assist you in making your time here productive and successful.
Beginning of the Semester: To notify your professors regarding your accommodations and to access resources; applicable forms below are required to be filled out at the beginning of each semester:
Send Your Letter (You met with our office, set up academic accommodation previously, and do not need to make changes, please complete the “Send Your Letter” at the beginning of each semester to access academic services. Your accommodations are not active until your letter is sent.)
End of the Semester Deadline: is April 21, 2023. We typically require seven-14 business days prior to the last day of classes (per Academic Calendar) to initiate all new Accommodation Agreements and requests to have Letters of Accommodation sent to faculty. If you have not met with OSA staff by this date, we will not be able to provide accommodations for the current semester. In case of emergency, this process may be abridged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the OSA director.
Campus Living has requested that returning students seeking a housing and/or dining accommodation for 2023-2024 academic year must start their accommodation process with OSA no later than 3/15/2023. The deadline to have
For questions regarding your current academic support and accommodations, students and faculty can contact the Office of Student Accessibility by calling 503-768-7192 or email@example.com. Students and faculty may alsoschedule an appointment online. Phone and Zoom appointments are available with OSA Staff members, if needed. You are welcome to submit documentation anytime and it will be added to your secure electronic file with our office.
Extended Time on Exams : Faculty will be responsible for ensuring that all students who receive extended time on exams are allowed their approved accommodations for any online, timed exam. It is very important for you to verify the extended time accommodation, located on the accommodations letter.
Take-Home Exams: Accommodations for extended time on exams may also apply to take-home exams. Please consult with the Office of Student Accessibility if you have questions regarding the length of time that you permit for take-home exams.
Text-to-Speech for Exams: When possible, the Office of Student Accessibility recommends that professors send exams to students as Word documents. Word documents are the most accessible/readable file types for students who utilize accessible text formats. OCR a .pdf to ensure accessibility. Saving a .doc as a .pdf may not ensure that document is accessible.
CAS Exam Proctoring : The OSA Testing Center is currently proctoring in-person (paper copies) of exams during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Note taking can take on many forms. Meeting with staff will help determine what system is best for you.
Students with disabilities related to auditory processing, graphomotor difficulties, memory, concentration
Students who miss more than three days of class, due to illness or personal emergency, can contact the Office of Student Accessibility to request a Faculty Notification be sent to their instructors and advisor(s) notifying them of their current situation. Students may contact OSA by emailing, calling, or scheduling a meeting online. It is important to recognize that students have the option to request that OSA send a Faculty Notification, this is not a requirement. Students will be encouraged to communicate with their faculty directly, regardless of whether a Faculty Notification is sent or not.
Returning students seeking a housing and other residential accommodation for the next academic year must start their accommodation process with our office no later than mid April of each year. Campus Living will post the actual deadline.
During your initial appointment, an OSA staff member will engage with you in an interactive process around your disability, how your disability impacts you in a residential setting, along with exploring reasonable accommodations to support you. It’s helpful when documentation from your provider is submitted before scheduling an initial appointment with OSA. Common residential accommodations.
Office of Student Accessibility is located in room 206 of Albany Quadrangle. MSC: 112