Procedures for students requesting services. All services require at least a two-week
notification. ( In some circumstances services may be provided sooner but ample notification
is still required.) Services and accommodations do not include the following: personal attendants, individually
prescribed devices, or readers/typists for personal use or study time.
The Abilities Office recently established a telephone hotline which can be accessed
through our general office telephone number (773/995-4401). This hotline, which was
initiated in an effort to assure that all students have access to campus announcements,
provides verbal details of CSU events and announcements. To hear these announcements,
call the Abilities Office at 773/995-4401 and then press the number “1” when prompted.
Any questions regarding this system should be directed to the Abilities Office at
the number listed above.
No equipment will be loaned out if a student's file is not complete.(Application on
file, medical documentation and current class schedule.) The appropriate form must
be completed in order to receive equipment.
The Abilities Office provides note takers to qualified students who make a request
for this accommodation. Currently, note takers are fellow students who are in
the same class. We provide carbonized copy set paper so that a student can take
notes and share a copy of the notes at the end of class.
The Abilities Office coordinator will determine appropriate accommodations and services
based upon the nature of the disability and your academic needs. Services for students
with disabilities include, but are not limited to:
orientation to using the Abilities Office
- testing accommodations and exam proctoring for disability related needs
- private test location
- equipment loan
- relationship with Dept. of Rehabilitation
- conversion of classroom materials in accessible format when requested
- coordination of interpreters and real-time translation
- priority scheduling of classes
- assessment of disability-related needs
- consultation with faculty members regarding academic accommodations as needed and/or
- computer lab with adapted software.
- coordination of note taking assistance and/or lab assistance
- audio /digital books
- readers and /or scribes
- faculty notification
New Policy Language – College of Education
Petitions presented to the Admissions and Standards Committee for a College of Education
policy modification which could constitute a request for an academic adjustment or
modification based on a disability will be process as such and will therefore be
referred to the Abilities Office for processing.
Students submitting such petitions to the Admissions and Standards Committee (Committee)
will receive notice from the Chair of the Committee that the petition has been forwarded
to the coordinator of the Abilities Office. A student, who prefers not to pursue
this process, should notify the Committee Chair.
Student Survey (.pdf)
Testing Accommodations Form (pdf)