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The university setting provides a new experience for all first-time students. Adapting to different environments and responsibilities is a challenge to any student. For students with disabling conditions, this process not always easy. It is the goal of Disability Access Services to assist in fully integrating students with disabilities into the UMSL community.

The major objective of the program for students with disabilities at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is to provide services on an individualized basis for mainstreaming into the general student population. Our second objective is to provide assistance to students with disabilities in their acclimation to the campus and to assure positive learning experiences. Ultimately, we work to ensure that UMSL is an accessible campus and that student with disabilities have the opportunity to succeed.

Services Available through DAS include:

  • Pre-admission counseling

  • Specialized testing accommodations (extended time, quiet environment, etc.)

  • In-class accommodations

  • Alternate textbook resources

  • Assistance in locating and training note-takers

  • Assistance in hiring readers for blind students

  • Certified interpreters for deaf students

  • Special furniture accommodations

  • Emergency location procedures for mobility-impaired students

  • Computers equipped with adaptive software

  • Coordination with community resources including Vocational Rehabilitation, Rebahilitation Services for the Blind, and Paraquad

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Student Assistance

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Location icon  131 Millennium
Student Center

phone icon (314) 516-5671

Fax icon  (314) 516-6561

Portal icon  health.umsl.edu

email icon  das@umsl.edu

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