Disability Support Services

Walla Walla University provides a variety of services to students with disabilities. Disability Support Services provides assistance for enrolled or admitted students who have disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Receiving assistance

A student with a disability is a person who qualifies for an accommodation under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disabilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Physical disabilities, such as sensory disabilities (hearing, sight, etc.) or motor disabilities
  • Medical disabilities, such as cystic fibrosis, fibromyalgia, or diabetes
  • Psychological disabilities, such as depression, bipolar or obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Learning disabilities, such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder or dyslexia

To receive assistance, students must have diagnostic documentation according to the documentation guidelines. This documentation should explain the nature and extent of your disability, and may include professional recommendations for support services. Students must reach out to the DSS office or submit a request for accommodation on Accommodate to begin the process. 

While testing for disabilities is not offered by Disability Support Services, referrals to resources may be made when needed. 

Our Mission

Disability Support Services (DSS) strives to promote and provide inclusive and equitable educational access for WWU students with disabilities through accommodations, supports, and advocacy. 


Accommodate is an online case management system that assists students, faculty, and staff in requesting, approving, and implementing disability-related accommodations. This system will take the place of the previous paper file system for requesting and implementing accommodations. Accommodate will be used for students and faculty from every campus (College Place, Portland, Missoula, Billings, and Rosario). Letters of Accommodation will be facilitated through Accommodate, as will testing accommodations.

Using Accommodate

Here are some resources that will help you as a faculty member to use Accommodate:

The Faculty User Instruction Guide PDF: step by step instructions for how to access and begin using Accommodate as a faculty member.
Video Tutorial: Logging in & Viewing Test Room Bookings: mp4 file type with demo of how instructors log in and navigate Accommodate. Shows where to find accommodation letters, test requests, and upload exams.
Test Room Booking Guide PDF: instructions for faculty on how to add upcoming exams in Accommodate, upload testing materials, and view existing requests.
Video Tutorial How to Upload an Exam: mp4 file type with instructions how to upload an exam to Accommodate.