Accessibility Resources for New Students

Fall 2021 Hours and Availability

Due to the fluid situation, all students are encouraged to contact us virtually at studentaccessibility@broward.edu or at (954) 201-6527.

Locations

How to apply for services

To be eligible for accommodations, a student must satisfy the definition of a disability as established by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Section 504 defines a disability as any person who:

  • has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • has a record of such an impairment
  • is regarded as having such an impairment

  1. First you must self-disclose your disability to Accessibility Resources.
  2. If you would like to request accommodations, please provide your campus Accessibility Resources office with A) an application for services and B) appropriate documentation of your disability from a qualified diagnostician or medical doctor that addresses your disability and its impact in an educational setting. If you have questions about your documentation please contact Accessibility Resources.
  3. After your documentation has been reviewed, and it is determined you qualify for services, an appointment will be made for an interview with a coordinator to discuss the academic accommodations/ support services needed.
  4. It is important to understand that accommodations approved in high school do not necessarily carry over into college.