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Barry University Disability Documentation Guidelines


To be eligible for accommodations with the Office of Disability Services, you must be enrolled at Barry University and provide appropriate documentation of your disability demonstrating a substantial limitation to one or more major life activities.


  1. Fill out an ODS intake form online at
  2. Provide a copy of your current class schedule
  3. Provide appropriate documentation (see documentation guidelines inside)
  4. After the above items have been submitted, you will be required to set up an intake appointment with an ODS Coordinator. At this meeting, you and your DS Coordinator will develop an individual accommodation plan based on your current documentation and disability. Should your accommodations need to be adjusted at any time, you will need to set up an additional meeting with your counselor. If you require additional accommodations, you may be asked to provide additional documentation to substantiate the request.

Please Note

  • February 2, 2015 is the last day to request a note taker for Spring 2015.
  • March 2, is the deadline for Spring 2015 students to register with the ODS, as well as for students who are already registered with the ODS to submit their semester requests in order to receive accommodations for final exams.
  • March 2nd is the deadline for Spring 2015 term students to register with the ODS.

Accommodation Areas

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Blind and Visually Impairment
  • Deaf and /or hard of hearing
  • Deaf and /or hard of hearing
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Impairments
  • Psychiatric / Psychological Disorders
  • Temporary Disabilities


Each student who registers with the Office of Disability Services works with a Disability Service Coordinator to develop an individual accommodation plan. This plan is devised to determine specific services you will require during your time at Barry University.

The following are a few of the accommodations and services commonly requested through the Office of Disability Services. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list.

Testing Accommodations

  • Four-function calculator
  • Extended time
  • Adapted writing surface
  • Distraction Reduced Environment

Other Accommodations

  • Cassette player/recorder
  • Braille
  • Priority registration
  • Registration assistance
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Textbooks on CD
  • Volunteer note takers


  • Assist students in self-advocating
  • Campus disability awareness programs
  • Classroom and learning strategies
  • Faculty development
  • Letters to instructors
  • Pre-admission counseling

The Office of Disability Services will arrange for any accommodations that are reasonable and do not compromise academic standards.

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