The Office of Disability Resources and Services
Disability Resources and Services is located within the Academic Advising and Career Development office (West Hall 109) at Ambler. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require colleges to provide reasonable accommodations for students who have documented disabilities.
All applicants to Temple University follow the standard application procedures. Once admitted, if accommodations are needed during new student orientation and placement testing, please contact the Disability Office as soon as possible. Before the beginning of the first semester, students with a disability must make an appointment with Susan McCaffrey, Assistant Director of Student Services — Advising and Disability Resources and Services Coordinator, to determine what academic adjustments will be appropriate based on the documentation submitted.
Accommodation letters are then provided to each qualified student; it is the student’s responsibility to make sure the instructors receive the information. Faculty members cannot retroactively provide academic adjustments for course requirements for students who have not previously presented a letter supporting such requests. If tutoring or additional help is needed, referrals will be made to appropriate college resources.
Classroom accommodations may include, but are not limited to, extended exam time, proctored testing, audio books, sign language interpreting, use of adaptive computer equipment, and note taking services. If a disability requires parking privileges on campus or closer to the campus, please see Parking Services in West Hall 101 with the proper documentation.
Disability Resources and Services can also provide general information about disabilities but all individual student information is confidential. We encourage students to be independent, involved, and informed.
Parking spaces are available for persons with permanent or temporary disabilities.
For more information, call 267-468-8250 (TDD 267-468-8262).
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