Our friendly and confidential support and advice are available to current students with disabilities who are registered at the University as well as to faculty/staff dealing with such students. The different support options available vary according to the specific requirements of the student with a disability.
The SNS works in partnership with faculty and staff in UAEU academic departments and other university services to provide different types of support for students with disabilities.
Support services include:
Review written documentation of the functional limitations and associated educational recommendations for each student.
Prepare an Individual Accommodation Plan or IAP summarizing the appropriate educational accommodations.
Help disabled students understand the academic support that is available and signpost other available services they may wish to access.
Refer students to other UAEU resources as needed.
Assist in arranging needed course, classroom, and testing adjustments; and facilitate the provision of recommended adjustments.
Arrange exam proctoring that requires specialized equipment such as the Kurzweil Reader software.
Liaise and coordinate with faculty/staff and other departments working with disabled students to discuss potential adjustment solutions including adaptive technology equipment options.
Support students’ learning strategies and enhance students’ self-reliance and independence.
Provide students with assistive adaptive technology devices on loan bases.
Administer training for students with disabilities, faculty and staff in the use of specific adaptive technology.
Provide a computer lab for students with disabilities.
Provide students with a cost-effective and timely production of print materials in alternative reading formats (i.e., Braille, audio texts, etc).
Advocate for campus accessibility for all persons with disability at UAEU including students, staff and faculty.
Develop collaborative opportunities with other UAEU academic departments and external funding bodies.