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AccessWest

AccessWest is a one-day session for students entering Fall 2014, who have documented disabilities. The event is on Saturday May 31, 2014. Parents are encouraged to attend.  For more information click here. AccessWest Registration Form

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Who Qualifies?

Students with a documented disability may work with the Office of Accessibility Services to receive essential services specific to their disability.  Disabilities may be temporary or permanent and are categorized into three areas; physical, psychological and learning disorders.

Physical Disabilities

 

 Psychological Disabilities 


Learning Disorders

• Visual impairment 

• Hearing impairment

• Mobility limitation

• Chronic illness

• Handwriting limitation

• Speech impairment

 

• Depression

• Mood disorders

• Obsessive compulsive disorder

• Anxiety disorders

• Psychotic Disorders

 

 

• Learning disability

• Acquired brain injury

• Attention deficit disorder

 

 

 


 

Steps to Apply

1st -- Download the appropriate form depending on your disability for documentation guidelines.

ADHD

Learning Disorder and Acquired Brain Injury

Psychological

Physcial and / or Medical

Hearning Impairment

Transient Status Students


Hearning Impairment


 

2nd -- Make sure your forms are completed and filled out according to the documentation guidelines.  Your forms must be signed by your Doctor.  Forms not signed by your Doctor will not be accepted.

3rd -- Submit your completed required documentation as soon as possible via Fax (678-839-6429), E-Mail at counseling@westga.edu, or in person to the Counseling Center offices in 123 Row Hall. 

4th -- Make an appointment with an Accessibility Services Coordinator to review your documentation.  Services and accommodations will be determined in this appointment.  Make sure to bring back-up copies of all your documentation with you to your appointment.

 

Appointments are required.  Call 678-839-6428 and speak with a receptionist to schedule an appointment with a Coordinator.

Click here for appointment information

 

 

 


 

Receiving Services

After you have completed the Documentation Process and made an Appointment with a Coordinator, here is what will happen:

  1. During your appointment, the Coordinator will review your documentation and prepare your Student Accommodations Report (SAR).  The Coordinator will also familiarize you with the protocols and resources available. 
  2. Request your SAR at the beginning of each semester. (Click here for directions)
  3. Give your SAR to your professors (in any class that you wish to receive accommodations) and discuss it with them.
  4. Be your own advocate.  You will arrange your own accommodations, per test, per assignment for each class.

*Coordinators are here when you need them.

All entitlements to accommodations are based on documentation and University System of Georgia's Board of Regents Standards.

 

Possible Accommodations and Services may include:

 

Accessibility Services Mission

The Office of Accessibility Services at the University of West Georgia is committed to providing access to campus resources and opportunities to allow students with disabilities to obtain a quality educational experience at UWG.