Temporary impairments may include, but are not limited to, such conditions as a broken arm or leg or recovery from surgery. The Disability Services staff can assist students in evaluating needs and in making arrangements for reasonable courtesy accommodations. Additionally, Disability Services can provide information on assistive technologies (e.g., voice recognition software that may be helpful for a student who has an injury to a dominant hand) and on-campus accessibility (e.g., access to classrooms and/or events for students with mobility concerns).
In addition to working with Disability Services, students can work directly with professors to make arrangements for temporary classroom accommodations when appropriate (e.g., extended time on exams, use of a computer for exams, recorded class sessions, and volunteer notetaker assistance).
Also, students may seek assistance from a variety of other offices on campus, including the following:
Student Life, (719) 389-6689
Arrangements for a leave of absence and/or an excused grade when appropriate; faculty notification of a student’s temporary impairment and needs.
Registrar’s Office, (719) 389-6610
Adjustment of course schedules; requests for a change in grade track or an excused grade; classroom accessibility.
Boettcher Health Center, (719) 389-6384
Urgent and preventative care; infirmary stays; referrals to local physicians; medical liaison services with home and outside physicians; medication management; referral to off-campus services that provide medical equipment, including crutches and wheelchairs; communication with faculty regarding a student’s temporary impairment and needs, per HIPAA guidelines.
Residential Life, (719) 389-6618
Accessibility issues in campus housing. (Please note: The ability to accommodate requests for accessible housing are guided by space availability and student needs.)
Campus Safety, (719) 389-6707
Parking permits; on-campus transportation for students with mobility impairments.
Facilities, (719) 389-6568
Information on access to campus facilities; snow removal service.