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Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services determines and facilitates accommodations for students with disabilities attending Arizona State University and those individuals who may be engaging in other ASU sponsored academic programs.

A reasonable accommodation is an adjustment made to allow a student with a disability to have equal access to the program, course or activity. Accommodations in higher education are typically those adjustments that allow students to demonstrate their knowledge in a way that mitigates the impact of the student's disability. Accommodations are determined on a case by case, course by course basis through the use of an interactive process between the student, student accessibility staff, and other university partners as needed to make an accommodation determination.

Students who may qualify for accommodations include; students who have been on an IEP or 504 Plan during k-12, students who have received accommodations at a previous institution, or those individuals who have been diagnosed with a condition that impacts one or more major life activities. If you feel you meet any of these criteria or would like to discuss if you would qualify for accommodations, we encourage you to complete our registration form.


Common accommodations may include:

Alternative Format accommodations refer to creating access to print information. Services that help to create that type of access may include Braille, tactile graphics, accessible PDF files, and other electronic text created with screen reader accessibility in mind.

As a part of ASU’s commitment to Universal Design, Ally is a tool embedded in Canvas that allows students to convert materials in their courses to a variety of formats based on their accessibility needs. Any questions about files that are converted using the Ally tool can be directed to Student Accessibility in support of access.

Student Accessibility converts required textbooks by default when a request is made. Information about any optional books being used for courses, need to be shared with the office to ensure they are converted as well.

Communication Access Accommodations refer to accommodations that create access to information that is typically being communicated verbally. Services that help to create that type of access include speech to text services (i.e., Communication AccessRealtime Translation (CART ), CprintTypewell, etc.) and sign language interpreters.
Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services coordinates interpreting and/or Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services for registered students who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
To request communication accommodations:

  • Visit this request page
  • Enter your email address
  • Click “Submit Custom Request” button 
  • Complete “Event Information”
  • Submit “Custom Request” form

Students who require accommodations in University Housing should complete the Student Accessibility registration form and meet with a DAC to determine what accommodations are needed to ensure access in University Housing. Students who require housing will have their needs communicated to University Housing by Student Accessibility. University Housing will then work to identify available space that meets the students accommodation needs.

Typically a student who receives notetaking accommodations has limitations with attention, processing, and/or a physical limitation. Notetaking accommodations may be provided through the provision of assistive technology, access to course materials directly from the instructor, or a peer notetaker. The specific accommodation provided to ensure access to in class notes will be determined based on individual need and course design.

Timed Assessment Accommodations refer to accommodations that create access during all timed assessments to include, exams, quizzes, and pop quizzes.
Exam Accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Extended time
  • Reduced distraction space
  • Computer for word processing
  • Assistive technology
  • Accessible formats (e.g. Braille, Microsoft Word, enlarged print)
  • Reader or scribe

DART Services are provided through a co-sponsorship between ASU Parking and Transit Services and Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services.
On-campus transportation is available to students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University with permanent or temporary physical disabilities.

If you have any questions please call our office at 480-965-1234 or email us at Student.Accessibility@asu.edu.