Accessibility Services Program


鶹ýAVis committed to non-discrimination of students with disabilities and therefore ensures that they have equal access to higher education, programs, activities, and services in order to achieve full participation and integration into the University. In keeping with the philosophies of the mission and vision of the University, the Accessibility Services Program, provides an array of support services and reasonable accommodations for students with special needs and/or disabilities as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Accessibility Services Program seeks to promote awareness and a campus environment in which accommodating students with special needs and/or disabilities is a natural extension of the University's goal.

Program Summary

The Accessibility Services Program provides assistance and support to students who have been diagnosed as having a permanent or temporary disability. Disabilities covered under the program include, but are not limited to, blind/low vision, hearing loss/impairments, physical disabilities, medical disabilities, psychological or mental disabilities, and learning disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act defines disability as any impairment which substantially limits a major life activity.

Additional Information

  • Peer Notetaker
  • Common Disabilities
  • Faculty Information
  • Accommodations and Support Services
  • Communication and Confidentiality
  • Program Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What forms do I need to complete to enroll in the Services for Students with Disabilities Program?
    The forms needed to enroll in the program are the Self-Identification Form, Student Intake Form, Documented Disability Form, and the Consent of Release Form. All required forms are listed below under Enrollment Forms.
  • Where do I submit all of my forms?
    All forms may be sent to the attention of Disability Services by fax at 484-365-7971 or email at
  • What's the next step after I submit all of the required forms?
    You will receive a letter via email if your documentation does not meet enrollment guidelines. View Self-Identification and Appropriate Documentation link for more information.
    If approved, you will meet with the disability services coordinator to discuss your accommodations. The disability services coordinator will contact you via the cellphone number provided or via email (for currently enrolled students only) to verify all received documents. At this time, the notification will be given as to when to visit the office to conduct the intake session. University City location students can make alternate arrangements for intake.
  • What are the differences between disability services in high school and college?
    View the information sheet prepared by the Office of Accessibility Services that identify the differences in student responsibilities and documentation requirements.

Enrollment Forms