Disability Services will be closed for Christmas and winter break effective Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm and will re-open at 8:30 am on Monday, January 6, 2014.
What We Do:
Disability Services, a division of Student Affairs, is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity for all qualified students with disabilities. Disability Services is responsible for initiating and coordinating services for students with disabilities at Huston-Tillotson University.
Eligibility for Services:
A student is eligible for accommodations if he/she:
- is a person with a disability,
- has identified himself/herself to the University through Disability Services, and
- has presented appropriate documentation including diagnostic documentation from a licensed clinical professional regarding the disability which may include medical, psycho-educational, school or other records to the University as required by Disability Services and requires accommodation(s).
NOTE: Because each person’s situation is unique, the office simply asks that any interested student meet with us. Documentation requirements vary by situation. Disability Services staff will talk to the student about documentation during the initial conversation. No student should delay meeting with Disability Services out of concern for not having appropriate paperwork. Documentation of a disability is indented to assist both students and Disability Services staff in assuring that documentation demonstrates a functional impact on one or more major life activities and supports the requested accommodation(s). Accommodations are considered effective after the student completes the Disability Services intake meeting, submits appropriate and complete documentation, and has presented and discussed his/her accommodation letter with instructors or professors (for testing accommodations, the student must notify Disability Services at least 3 days prior to the test to coordinate testing). Accommodations are not retroactive.
Important note for those with mobility impairments: If a class, program or staff office is inaccessible to you please contact Disability Services to discuss alternatives and solutions, including but not limited to relocation.
Emergency Evacuation Information
HT Emergency Evacuation Information for Students with Disabilities (SWD), including a map of accessible exits and routes from buildings, as well designated meeting places.
Note: The text above covers the content of the evacuation map (i.e., accessible exits of buildings and designated meeting places when evacuating).
Accommodations Are Individually Assessed — Let’s Talk
HT has not done its part unless each student situation and request has been individually assessed because how could we know it was reasonable without that assessment.