Disability Services for Students

Contact

Erin Kelley, Disability Specialist
(440) 826-2147, disability@bw.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-5 pm

Campus Location

Ritter Library, 2nd Floor
57 E. Bagley Rd.
Berea, OH 44017-2088

Baldwin Wallace University's Disability Services for Students (DSS) creates usable, equitable, inclusive learning environments for qualified students with disabilities by ensuring equal access to all University programs, services and activities. DSS works with students, faculty and staff in the development and implementation of appropriate accommodations while maintaining the academic standards and course integrity of Baldwin Wallace.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

Outlined below are some key differences between disability services offered by high schools and by universities. It is important that students and families understand these differences when seeking disability services at BW.


APPLYING FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

In order to request accommodations, you must register with the DSS office. Accommodations you received in high school or at another university do not automatically transfer to BW. Once admitted to BW, you must apply for disability services by completing the following steps:


FORMS


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

An accommodation is a modification that is made to a course, program, service, job, activity or facility that eliminates or minimizes disability-related barriers. For an accommodation to be deemed reasonable, it must not compromise essential requirements of a course, program, job, activity or facility, and it must not cause undue administrative or financial hardship. In addition, it must not compromise the safety of the student receiving the accommodation or of others, and it must not fundamentally alter a course or program.

Below are descriptions of reasonable accommodations provided at BW. This is not an exhaustive list.


NEXT STEPS AFTER ACCOMMODATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED


FAMILY RESOURCES

Families are instrumental to the overall success of students. The information in this section is provided to help families become well informed about student rights and responsibilities. If you have any questions, please feel free to call DSS at (440) 826-2147.