Welcome to the Office of Accessibility Services!

Lawrence University and the Office of Accessibility Services are committed to ensuring equal access to the university and its academic and campus opportunities for students with disabilities. The Office of Accessibility Services partners with you to determine and provide accommodations when academic and campus barriers exist, collaborates with you and campus partners to create accessible and welcoming learning environments, and supports your development of self-advocacy skills. 

Who does the Office of Accessibility Services work with? 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) states that a person with a disability is someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a history of such an impairment, or is perceived by others as having such an impairment. Here are some common disabilities students report: learning disabilities, mental health conditions, chronic health conditions, attentional disorders (ADHD), blind and low vision, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Deaf and/or hard of hearing, physical and mobility disabilities, and temporary injuries. 

What does the Office of Accessibility Services Do? 

  • Determines and provides reasonable accommodations when academic and/or campus barriers exist. 
  • Supports students to develop communication skills with professors regarding courses. 
  • Assists students in accessing and using accessible technology and materials. 
  • Meets regularly with students for a variety of needs. 
  • Works with campus partners on accessibility needs. 

Contact Accessibility Services

Contact Accessibility Services by email (accessibility@lawrence.edu), by phone ((920) 832-6672), or by confidential fax ((920) 993-6368).

The Office of Accessibility Services is located in the Center for Academic Success on the second floor of Mudd Library, room 234.

How to Establish Eligibility for Academic and Campus Accommodations

Establishing eligibility is a three-step process.