Student Accessibility Services
The mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to provide equal opportunities and equal access to education, programs, and activities for all students with disabilities at Delaware State University. SAS works collaboratively with University Partners to foster a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive University community.
In achieving this, SAS collaborates with and empowers individuals who have documented disabilities by working together proactively to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodative measures. In efforts to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and other current legislation and eliminate attitudinal barriers against people with disabilities, SAS also provides institution-wide advisement, consultation, and training on disability-related topics, including legal and regulatory compliance, universal design, and disability scholarship.
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, activity, or facility that removes an existing barrier so that qualified students with disabilities have equal opportunities to attain the same levels of performance or enjoy equal benefits and privileges as are available to similarly situated students without disabilities. The ADA does not require colleges or universities to lower academic standards or fundamentally alter the nature of the programs provided. Students with documented disabilities must meet all requirements for graduation. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.
Reasonable accommodations and services may include, but are not limited to:
- Classroom adjustments
- Testing adjustments
- Adaptive technology
- Physical accessibility
- Interpreters and other service providers
- Flexibility adjustments
- Housing and Dining
Student Accessibility Services is committed to Goal 2, Student Success, of the DSU Strategic Plan, and thus committed to ensuring equal access so that each student can pursue a chosen field of study to the full measure of her or his ability.
Delaware State University is committed to fostering an environment of nondiscrimination including but not limited to the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students with disabilities. Therefore, students are not enrolled in separate programs or courses but are mainstreamed into the existing college structure. Students with disabilities are also admitted through the same application process as students without disabilities. Student Accessibility Services staff provide guidance to students so that they can make the best possible use of DSU’s comprehensive academic resources.