OAS offers a wide variety of legally mandated services to students with documented disabilities.

Here we provide an overview of the general types of accommodations we offer. The OAS office determines a student's accommodations through an individualized process. The purpose of academic accommodations is to provide equal opportunity and access. They are not meant to provide an unfair advantage or to guarantee academic success.

Accommodations Overview

Advocacy Services

Advocacy services focus on encouraging and supporting students to learn how to interact and communicate effectively with peers, faculty, and staff in an academic setting.

OAS will refer students to other on campus services on a case-by-case basis. Examples to other on campus service referrals would be counseling, career, student health, or a learning specialist.

The OAS office works on encouraging self-advocacy skills for success at Emory University and beyond.

Alternative Media

Students can use their own alternative media or OAS can provide items such as Learning Ally audiobooks, e-text formats, and various recording or scribe devices.

Exam Accommodations

OAS collaborates with students and their professors to provide approved exam accommodations that ensure equal access such as extended time or distraction reduced testing.

Interpretation/Transcribing Services

Students must complete a request for interpreting or transcribing services at least one week in advance. These requests can include class sessions, lectures, seminars, on-campus conferences, or other Emory-sponsored events. Visitors can also request these services for on-campus events.

Notetaking Accommodations

OAS coordinates note-taking services for authorized students to help assist them in their courses.