Walla Walla University is committed to providing for the needs of enrolled or admitted students who have disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
In general, the university policy (above) calls for reasonable accommodations to be made for students with disabilities on an individualized and flexible basis and to the greatest extent possible without compromising the integrity of any student's degree. It is the responsibility of students with disabilities, however, to seek available assistance at the college and to make their needs known.
Disability Support Services & COVID-19
The office of Disability Support Services is working tirelessly to continue supporting students with living and learning accommodations, even during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Read about DSS during COVID-19 to learn more about how to contact us and what you can expect from us at this time.
Steps to registering with Disability Support Services
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Step one: Request accommodation
Submitting these forms will get the process moving and allow the office of Disability Support Services to start working with you.
Step two: Submit documentation
Submit documentation from a qualified individual (medical practitioner) that establishes the nature of the disability. View specific documentation guidelines
To submit documentation:
(509) 527-2090 (fax)
Disability Support Services
Walla Walla University
204 S. College Ave.
College Place, WA 99324
Step three: Create accommodation plan
The documentation will be reviewed by Disability Support Services. When eligibility is determined, you will be contacted to schedule an intake appointment. During this meeting you will discuss your goals at Walla Walla University and the assistance you may need in reaching them. An accommodations plan will be created to provide access to campus programs.
Many accommodations are available at Walla Walla University to ensure that students with disabilities participate fully in academic and student life.
- Admission: individual arrangements during the application process or advising about admission.
- Academic Accommodations: readers, lab/library assistants, course and program modifications, exam modifications, classroom relocations, document conversion (e-reader, audio, large print).
- Outreach: consultation, training, and technical assistance with faculty and staff regarding reasonable accommodations, disability rights, technology, architectural barriers, attitudes, curriculum access, and federal legislation.
- Assistive Technology: voice recorders, LiveScribe pens, alternative format textbooks.
- Support: individual and group.
While there are many differences between the K-12 and the post-secondary environment, the following four underlying changes provide many of the challenges experienced by all students.
- Legal Rights and Responsibilities for College Students
- Summary of Legal Differences Between Secondary and Postsecondary Education
- Increase in Complexity and Unpredictability
- Change in Student Responsibilities
(Borrowed from WA State Department of Education website)
View a K-12 & college comparison chart between accommodations available in the K-12 system and those available at the post-secondary level.
- Association on Higher Education and Disability
- American Council of the Blind
- American Foundation for the Blind
- The Access Board - Government agency committed to accessible design
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Disability, Opportunity, Internetworking & Technology
- Law School Admission Council
- Graduate Record Examinations
- Learning Disabilities Association of America
- Learning Disabilities On Line
- Learning Ally
- Washington Association of Post-Secondary Education and Disability
- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: Washington State
- Social Security Administration, Disability page