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Disability Services Program

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Disability Services Program

DSP is dedicated to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the University’s programs, courses and activities. DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Accommodations are designed to afford students equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses, and activities.

Communicating and Meeting with 
the Disability Services Program (DSP)
Fall 2021

The DSP staff are here to support students, faculty and staff with accommodation request review, implementation support and general information. Our main reception desk and Accommodation Specialists will be available for in-person and virtual appointments during the Fall 2021 term. You can contact us via email, phone, or scheduled online Zoom appointments, and during DSP's Virtual Drop-In hours. DSP will be holding scheduled testing in the DSP Testing Center

Ready to meet or chat with DSP? Here is how to get started:

Schedule a Phone, Zoom or In-Person Appointment, or Virtually Drop-In During Our Virtual Drop-In Hours: 

  • If you are a student already working with DSP, you can schedule an appointment with an Accommodation Specialist by logging into the Accommodate Student Portal, select Appointment in the left navigation bar, then select Request New Appointment (maroon button).
    • Indicate your meeting preference in the Location field (On-Campus, Phone or Zoom Meeting). Make sure you include your phone number or email address.
  • You can also call 303-871-3241 Monday - Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm(MST) or email dsp@du.edu with questions and/or for assistance scheduling an appointment. 

  • Send DSP Testing Center related emails to dsp.testing@du.edu.
     
  • DSP hosts a Virtual Drop-In Hour via Zoom, Monday – Friday from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon MST. During these days/times, click this DSP Virtual Drop-In Hour link or use Zoom Meeting ID: 762 598 8435.

What is Considered a Disability?

A disability is a condition that substantially limits "major life activity," such as walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning. ADA laws protect:

  • Visual impairments (legally blind, progressive vision loss, etc.)
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Mental/Emotional health conditions (depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, personality disorders, etc.)
  • Learning disabilities
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Brain injuries, epilepsy
  • Autism, Asperger's Syndrome
  • Mobility (paraplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, etc.)
  • Other (cancer, diabetes, food allergies, etc.)

This list is not exhaustive. If you have a disability that you feel would qualify you for accommodation, or if you need assistance in determining if you may qualify, please contact us.

Services Provided and/or facilitated by dsp

DSP provides or facilitates a range of accommodations, including, but not limited to:

  • Test accommodations (examples: extended time, minimal distraction)
  • Alternate format texts & materials
  • Course substitutions
  • Classroom changes
  • Audio recording of lectures
  • Required meal-plans
  • University managed housing
  • Early registration
  • Note takers
  • Sign language/oral interpreters
  • Speech-to-Text services
  • Referrals to other services and programs