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Welcome! The University of Nebraska at Omaha Disability Services Office (DSO) is here to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all programs and activities. If you have questions about our services that are not answered with the information provided below please contact the Disability Services Office for more information.

What is a disability?

What kind of assistance is available?

How do I obtain academic accommodations?

How do I obtain housing accommodations?

Are temporary injuries covered?

Are services available for online students?

Are services available for student veterans?

Does the DSO have an appeal or grievance process?

What if a disability interferes with admission to UNO?

Who may I contact for more information?

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What is a disability?

A 'disability' is a physical, medical, intellectual, psychological or other type of impairment that significantly impacts one or more major life activities. Students with various types of diagnoses and conditions may qualify as a student with a disability. They include but are not limited to: learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, blind or low vision, deaf or hard of hearing, mobility or chronic health conditions, and psychological disorders.


What kind of assistance is available?

Students with a disability who are eligible and registered for services, may request accommodations to ensure equal access to courses, programs and activities. Academic and housing accommodations are determined based upon the needs of the individual student. Examples of academic accommodations include: extended time for exams, use of a computer for exams, notetaker, preferential seating in classrooms, wheelchair-friendly desk, and adaptive computer software. Examples of housing accommodations include: wheelchair-accessible rooms, adaptive equipment, and emergency evacuation planning.


How do I obtain academic accommodations?

Students who have a disability are encouraged to register with Disability Services by following the steps listed on the page entitled How to Register & Request Accommodations. Once eligibility is established and the student completes the registration process, he/she may request reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to University programs and activities. Students who do not register with Disability Services are not eligible to request disability-related accommodations. Throughout the registration process, questions are expected and welcome. Queries should be directed to the Disability Services Coordinator.

 

How do I obtain housing accommodations?

Housing accommodations for Maverick Village, University Village, Scott Village, Scott Court and Scott Residence Hall are determined by the UNO Disability Services Office with Housing. Please contact the Disability Services Office for disability-related requests in the residence halls.

Disability Services Office

Phone: (402) 554-2872

E-mail: unodisability@unomaha.edu

Are temporary injuries covered?

Temporary injuries or conditions, like a broken arm or leg, are not considered to be a disability. However, Disability Services will provide some services for a short period of time. Please call or email for more information.

 

Are services available for online students?

Yes, due to the variety of online teaching methods students with disabilities may need different accommodations online than what is needed in a traditional classroom setting. Online students may complete the Disability Services registration process at a distance without coming to campus. Contact the Disability Services Office to make arrangements.

 

Are services available for student veterans?

Yes, those student veterans who have any type of physical, cognitive or psychological impairment are encouraged to request accommodations and assistance. Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) is a student support and advocacy resource.http://www.unomaha.edu/military/

 

Does Disability Services have an appeal or grievance process?

Yes. If a student disagrees with the eligibility and/or accommodation decisions made by Disability Services, it is recommended that the student meet with the Disability Services Coordinator to discuss these questions and concerns. At any time, the student has the right to file a grievance. Information regarding the filing of a grievance is available online at http://www.unomaha.edu/discrimination.php  or by contacting the ADA/504 Coordinator at 402-554-2321.

 

What if a disability interferes with admission to UNO?

If a prospective student has been denied admission or thinks they may be denied admission because a disability has interfered with meeting UNO's freshmen or transfer undergraduate admission requirements, he or she should request additional consideration as described in the Consideration for Undergraduate Admission on the Basis of Disability Procedure.

 

Who may I contact for more information?

Disability Services Office
Milo Bail Student Center, Room 111
Phone: (402) 554-2872
TTY: (402) 554-3799
E-mail: unodisability@unomaha.edu


*Adapted from the Utah State University ASD Project Grant

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