The testing room at the Office of Disability Services, equipped with a computer, camera, and noise-proof headphones. Photo by Giang Do | Augustana Observer
The testing room at the Office of Disability Services, equipped with a computer, camera, and noise-proof headphones. Photo by Giang Do | Augustana Observer

Accessibility awareness around campus

“There’s a big increase in students who didn’t know they had a disability, not just here at Augustana, but just nationwide,” Stalides said.


For students with disabilities, the office provides accommodations. There are a lot of different types of disabilities the office helps students get accommodations for, including some that may not immediately come to mind.

“There’s physical disabilities, there’s learning disabilities [and] there’s developmental disabilities like ADHD or autism, but other things that would qualify for accommodations include medical issues, health issues [and] mental health issues as well,” Stalides said. Read more…


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