Accessible Education Services | University of Portland

Accessible Education Services

In the summer and fall of 2020, Accessible Education Services (AES) served more than 350 UP students with disabilities through accommodations such as extended time on exams, housing and dining accommodations, assistive technology, and other individually-tailored accommodations, according to student need.

Students receiving AES support experience the following types of disabilities: learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, psychiatric disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, and chronic health and mobility impairments.

Accessible Education Services will:

  • Assist students in obtaining appropriate documentation of a disability
  • Develop an accommodation plan for students to ensure necessary and appropriate classroom accommodations
  • Facilitate non-classroom accommodations

Examples of available AES accommodations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Housing and dining accommodations, for example, a maximum of one roommate (requests for housing accommodations are due by October 1, preceding entry to UP).
  • Exam and academic accommodations
  • Textbooks in an alternate format (requests need to be submitted as soon as possible after the student's accommodation plan is approved)

If you had an IEP/504 Plan and/or received accommodations such as extra time on tests in high school, you may contact Accessible Education Services to discuss possible accommodations at the University of Portland.

Some AES accommodations have specific request deadlines, so it is important to contact AES as early as possible for support in arranging accommodations. Accessible Education Services looks forward to assisting you!

To request accommodations, complete the accommodations request process.