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Equal Access: Universal Design of Housing and Residential Life

A checklist for making housing and residential life welcoming and accessible to everyone

College and university housing facilities and services, whether for single students or families, are important elements of a college education for many students. For students with disabilities, living on campus can facilitate access to academic programs and campus activities. This publication is a resource for campus housing and residential life staff and identifies key areas of concern, offers general guidance, and provides resources regarding disability access issues.

Equal Access: Universal Design of Financial Aid

A checklist for making financial aid offices welcoming and accessible to all students

As increasing numbers of people with disabilities pursue educational opportunities at all levels, the accessibility of financial aid offices and other student services increases in importance. The goal is simply equal access; everyone who needs to use your services should be able to do so comfortably and efficiently.

Equal Access: Universal Design of Career Services

A checklist for making the career services welcoming, accessible, and usable

The number of students with disabilities entering and completing education at all levels has increased dramatically in recent years, yet people with disabilities are still underrepresented in challenging careers. Barriers to employment include inadequate support systems, little interaction with successful role models, lack of access to technology that can increase independence and productivity, and, most significantly, low expectations on the part of people with whom they interact.

Equal Access: Universal Design of Student Organizations

A checklist for making student organizations welcoming and accessible to everyone

As increasing numbers of people with disabilities pursue educational opportunities at all levels, the accessibility of campus services and student organizations increases in importance. The goal is simply equal access. Everyone should be able to access services and programs comfortably and efficiently.

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