Accessibility Services is the institutionally recognized program designated to provide both federally mandated services as well as proactive services for students with disabilities by ensuring equal access. By providing leadership, advocacy, resources, mediation, and guidance to students with disabilities, Accessibility Services assists students with identifying barriers to their success and thus identifying ways to address those barriers.
Request for Services
Request services for accessibility or disability-related services. It is encouraged to complete the online intake form as soon as you enroll at Southeast.
Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing services for students with disabilities. Accessibility Services is the institutionally recognized program designed to provide both federally mandated services as well as proactive services for students with disabilities by ensuring equal access. By providing leadership, advocacy, resources, mediation, and guidance to students with disabilities, Accessibility Services assists students with identifying barriers to their success and identifying ways to address those barriers. Accessibility Services does this through collaboration and coordination with multiple entities.
While Accessibility Services strives to reduce barriers that students encounter at Southeast, academic accommodations are often necessary in the classroom. Academic accommodations are adjustments made to provide students equal access. Students wishing to use academic accommodations associated with their disability should contact Accessibility Services to determine how best accommodations may be provided. When accommodations are needed, they are implemented on a case-by-case basis. Accessibility Services staff consult with each student individually to identify how they can best meet their needs.
Accessibility Services encourages faculty, staff, and community members to contact Accessibility Services to consult about ways to reduce barriers and create accessible educational environments for all.
Mission and Vision
The vision of the Office of Accessibility Services is to foster and develop an academic environment that is accessible and equitable to all, regardless of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Through the provision of services and programs both in person and online, the Office of Accessibility Services strives to develop and retain students at Southeast through:
- Provision of programs that put student success at the center of focus
- Assisting members of the campus community to achieve to their highest personal potential
- Fostering a sense of personal responsibility and commitment to growth
- Development of transferable skills in and out of the academic setting
- Consultation for campus and community regarding accessibility
- Provision of training opportunities to increase and expand one’s ability to reduce barriers
- Advocacy for at-risk students
The mission of Accessibility Services is to provide resources and assistance to students and to assist them in finding academic and personal success.