Interested in meeting with us to talk about educational barriers and reasonable accommodations? It’s easy! Just follow these steps below:
1. Schedule an Appointment
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 407-823-2371 or visit our office at Ferrell Commons 185 to schedule an appointment. Appointments last approximately 45 – 60 minutes.
2. Submit the Student Application (via Knights Access)
Prior to your Welcome Meeting, please submit the Student Application. Sign into Knights Access using your NID and NID password. The Student Application can be found at this link: https://olympic.accessiblelearning.com/UCF/ApplicationStudent.aspx .
Complete the Student Application and provide any available documentation that indicates a history of a disability diagnosis. These steps will save you time later.
IMPORTANT: Please note that you should not delay meeting with us out of concern for not having the right paperwork. Each consultant will discuss specific third party documentation needs during the Welcome Meeting and steps you can take after the meeting. Our first priority is meeting with you, not reviewing the paperwork.
3. Explore Options
During the Welcome Meeting, an Accessibility Consultant will chat with you about the barriers you are experiencing, reasonable accommodations to address the barriers and your next steps. Our goal is to keep the meeting relaxed and comfortable.
4. Request Accommodations (via Knights Access)
NEW AS OF SPRING 2016: At the beginning of every semester, all students connected with SAS need to select which of their approved accommodations they will use. Following the student’s request for accommodations, Accommodation Letters will be sent via email to professors.
Note: Professors will only be notified of the accommodations requested for that particular course.
5. Questions or Concerns at Any Point in the Semester
We know that questions, challenges and concerns may arise. The Accessibility Consultant you met with initially would be happy to answer any follow-up questions. One of the biggest mistakes students make is waiting too long to address a concern.
Email or call your initial SAS contact.
Don’t remember who you met with? You can email us at email@example.com, call 407-823-2371 or visit our office.
Taking Classes on a Regional Campus?
The SAS team on the Orlando campus works closely with the SAS Regional Campus contacts. If you are taking a course on a Regional Campus and want to set up a Welcome Meeting, you can either contact your Regional Campus representative or contact our Orlando office. When possible, an SAS representative from the Orlando campus participates in the Regional Campus Welcome Meetings, usually via Skype.
For students who need temporary assistance:
Primary responsibility to address concerns in the classroom rests with the professor. Students should consult with the professor(s) to explore options.
SAS is available for a consultation to discuss additional options and to verify information for the professor as necessary. The student will most benefit from the SAS consultation if they have spoken with the professor(s) first.
SAS can approve the need for a digital recorder when necessary.
When space and staffing is available, SAS can proctor an exam and offer a scribe to write the answers. However, this option cannot be guaranteed, as it is based on the regular demand and schedule for SAS testing services.
No Personalized Transporation Service: Please note that personal transportation and travel about campus is the responsibility of each individual. SAS and UCF do not have any personalized, door-to-door transportation services for students with lower mobility injuries. All students need to utilize the resources available on campus, such as the UCF shuttle and strategic parking.