The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides and coordinates mandated support services, auxiliary aids, and accommodations for students with disabilities, which allow them to gain equal access to an education. This office also serves as a resource to the University community and promotes awareness so that these students can participate in all facets of University life.
The University of Central Oklahoma complies with Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations must make their requests by contacting Disability Support Services at (405) 974-2516 (V/TTY). Students are encouraged to notify the instructor of any DSS approved accommodations by the end of the first week of class.
To request disability-related accommodations, please contact DSS. Remember, some accommodations require an extensive amount of time to fulfill (i.e. sign language interpreting, Braille, electronic text, and audio textbooks). Early notification is requested in order to ensure equal access to class materials in a timely manner.
The Oklahoma Transition Council has provided a Timeline of Transition Activities that lists recommended programs, activities and services available for individuals (birth to high school) with disabilities.