Students requesting reasonable accommodations and/or services must submit documentation of a disabling condition to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Disability Services’ own guidelines.
Complete and submit a Request for Accommodations and Services Form and your documentation of disability to Disability Services. All documentation is kept confidential. Inadequate information, incomplete answers, and/or illegible handwriting will delay the eligibility review process. If students have questions about the registration process or general services provided by Disability Services, they are encouraged to schedule an information session with an Access Coordinator using the below contact information.
Mail, fax, email, or bring documentation to:
University of Colorado Boulder
N200 Center for Community
Boulder, CO 80309-0107
Note: We encourage you to submit materials as early as possible. Documentation may be submitted prior to admission. However, it is not reviewed until the student contacts Disability Services to request a review after being officially admitted to CU.
Once the documentation and the application form have been submitted, the student must schedule an intake appointment to discuss accommodations, procedures, and services. When a student contacts Disability Services to schedule an intake, Disability Services counts out five business days to the intake appointment date. This scheduling process allows Access Coordinators adequate time to review the student's file prior to the intake.
The intake appointment will last about 30-45 minutes and is conducted one on one between the Access Coordinator and the student. Parents will have an opportunity to meet with the student and Access Coordinator for the last 10 minutes of the Intake Appointment (should this be requested by the student).
After the intake appointment, students who have been approved for accommodations will be sent a letter, via email, to be given to their professors each semester. Students must print these letters and meet with each professor to discuss the arrangements for receiving accommodations. Instructors do not have to provide accommodations to students if they have not been informed of the need in a timely manner.
Completing Intakes During the Summer
It is strongly recommended that students complete their intake appointments during the summer, prior to their first semester. Students should submit their documentation to Disability Services and schedule an intake appointment as early as possible.
Students Seeking Materials in Alternate Format and Students Requesting Real-time Captioning or Sign Language Interpreting
Students seeking alternative access to print materials and students requesting real-time captioning or sign language interpreting must notify Disability Services upon acceptance of admission to the university.