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 Coordinator for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Housing accommodations for Maverick Village, University Village, Scott Village and Scott Residence Hall are not determined by the UNO Disability Services Office. Please contact one of the following individuals for disability-related requests in the residence halls:
Temporary injuries or conditions, like a broken arm or leg, are not considered to be a disability. However, Disability Services may provide some services for a short period of time. Please call or email for more information.
If you have already read the page entitled How to Register & Request Accommodations, you're ready to move on to some other parts of the site.
While the entire site is relevant, there are two particular pages that are important to become familiar with; they are the Student Handbook and Forms & Guidelines pages . It is strongly recommended that all students who are registered or considering becoming registered with Disability Services (DS) read the Student Handbook. It includes critical information on how to obtain and implement accommodations. The Forms & Guidelines page explains how to obtain some particular accommodations, such as sign language interpreters, CART, and books in an alternate format.
Students with mobility impairments are encouraged to review the Accessibility page for information on getting around campus.
Students who utilize assistive technology computer programs should visit the Assistive Technology page.
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 Coordinator to make arrangements.
Yes, those student veterans who have any type of physical, cognitive or psychological impairment are encouraged to request accommodations and assistance. Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are especially prevalent among returning college student veterans. Please see the following web page for more information: Student Veterans
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 Sharon Ulmar, the ADA/504 Coordinator at 402-554-2321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Disability Services Coordinator
Eppley Administration Building, Room 117
Phone: (402) 554-2872
TTY: (402) 554-3799
*Adapted from the Utah State University ASD Project Grant