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Welcome to the Office of Accessibility

The staff of the Office of Accessibility would like to welcome you to our office and to The University of Akron.

Our goal is to provide reasonable accommodations and a supportive, well-resourced environment to students with disabilities in order to promote student success in the university environment.

This mission goes well beyond the legal requirements, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and supports the University's commitment to create an accessible and welcoming environment for all students.

Our mission

The mission of the Office of Accessibility is to provide students with full access to and the opportunity for full participation in the academic environment.

We are advocates of social justice for students with disabilities and work to end oppression by examining the social, cultural and institutional barriers to inclusion of all students.

We embrace the diversity of our student body and celebrate a culturally sensitive and accessible campus through outreach, partnership, and advocacy with many university departments. 

Recent News:

Pursuant to the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, The University of Akron does not discriminate against any student, because of a disability and does not exclude any qualified student with a disability from participation in or from receiving the benefits of the services, program, or activities of the University.

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Office of Accessibility
Simmons Hall 105
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-6213

Phone: 330-972-7928
TDD:    330-972-5764
Fax:     330-972-5422
E-mail: access@uakron.edu


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