Regional Campus Students

Overview

The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) engages in an interactive process with each student and determines accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case, course-by-course basis. Depending on the nature and functional limitations of a student's disability, they may be eligible for reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Accommodations and services are available to students attending Storrs and all of the regional campuses including Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and the School of Social Work. Students at the School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine should refer to those specific websites for information regarding requesting accommodations.

 

Update for Spring 2020 due to COVID-19

Per the latest guidance from the University all classes will proceed online for the duration of the Spring 2020 semester. As a result, all assessments should be provided through alternate means (rather than in-person exams). You should work directly with your instructors to coordinate testing accommodations for online assessments.

If you have questions regarding your testing accommodations in an online course, please contact your Regional Campus Coordinator below for more information:

Avery Point: Averypoint.disabilityservices@uconn.edu

Hartford: Hartford.disabilityservices@uconn.edu

Stamford: Stamford.disabilityservices@uconn.edu

Waterbury: Waterbury.disabilityservices@uconn.edu

Procedure to Register and Request Accommodations at a Regional Campus

1: Register online with the CSD by logging into the student MyAccess portal at https://myaccess.apps.sa.uconn.edu/ OR click here:

Your NetID and password are required for registration.

A paper version of the online registration form is available here: CSD Accommodations Request Form.pdf. Mail or fax completed forms to the CSD (mailing address, and fax listed below).

2: You will receive an email confirmation to your UConn email account from CSD-MyAccess once registration is complete. This email includes a link to a Student Self-Report Form. Complete and submit the form electronically by clicking the blue Submit button at the bottom of the page. Use the form to provide us with information regarding your condition and how it affects you.

3: Provide documentation regarding your condition(s) to the CSD, which explains the need for accommodations. Guidelines for documentation are available here: Documentation Guidelines. You should share the Documentation Guidelines with your treatment provider who can best describe the nature of the condition(s) and how it affects you.

  • Documentation may be submitted confidentially by any of the following methods:
Upload through MyAccess: https://myaccess.apps.sa.uconn.edu/
By E-mail: myaccess-csd@uconn.edu
By Fax: (860) 486-4412
In Person: Wilbur Cross Building, Room 204
By Mail: Timothy Smagacz
Center for Students with Disabilities
University of Connecticut
233 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4174
Storrs, CT 06269-4174

4: Contact your Regional Campus Coordinator to schedule an appointment. Once you complete the online registration in MyAccess, an email will be sent to you from CSD-MyAccess with the name and contact information of your Regional Campus Coordinator. Call the number listed in the email to schedule an appointment (either in-person or over the phone) with your Regional Campus Coordinator to discuss your request for accommodations.

5: You will receive an email notification from your Regional Campus Coordinator regarding the outcome of your request for accommodations.

6: If approved for accommodations, your Regional Campus Coordinator will communicate these accommodations to the appropriate offices on campus. For academic accommodations, your Coordinator will draft your accommodation letters and email you and your Teaching Professionals (faculty, teaching assistants, etc.). You can view your completed letters in MyAccess.

You are responsible for notifying your Regional Campus Coordinator if:

  • You add or drop a course (new accommodation letters will be created for added classes when you notify your DSP of your class schedule change);
  • Your condition or its impact on you changes during the semester;
  • You need to discuss your accommodations or request new accommodations;
  • Your approved accommodations are not coordinated in a timely manner.

If you have any questions regarding the registration process or technical issues while registering through MyAccess, please contact Timothy Smagacz at myaccess-csd@uconn.edu or (860) 486-2020.

Procedure to Request Accommodation Letters at a Regional Campus

1: Log into the student MyAccess portal at http://myaccess.csd.uconn.edu OR click here:.

2: When you arrive at the Welcome page, click on the button labeled ‘My Accommodations and Letters.’

3: On the ‘Your Accommodations and Letters’ page, click on the ‘Request a letter’ link for any course in which you will need to use your approved accommodations.

4: Select from the list of your approved accommodations those accommodations that you will need to use in that course. Be thoughtful about the accommodations for each course that you will need. For example, do you need notetaking assistance for a lab? You may include a message for your provider about the accommodation or course.

5: Click on the 'Email my Regional Campus Coordinator' button when you are finished.

6: Back at the 'Your Accommodations and Letters' page, repeat steps 3-5 to request accommodations for each of your courses in which you will use your accommodations.

7: Contact your Regional Campus Coordinator if you need to discuss your current accommodations or to request new accommodations by searching their name and/or department in Nexus: www.nexus.uconn.edu or emailing your Regional Campus Coordinator directly.

Your Regional Campus Coordinator will generate your letters and email a MyAccess link to them to your faculty and TA’s. You will be included on this email to your faculty and TA’s.  The ‘Status’ column will indicate when your letters have been created. You will be able to view your accommodations letters in the ‘Letter’ column when they are complete.

You are responsible for notifying your Regional Campus Coordinator if:

  • You add or drop a course (new accommodation letters will be created for added classes when you notify your Regional Campus Coordinator of your class schedule change);
  • Your condition or its impact on you changes during the semester;
  • You need to discuss your accommodations or request new accommodations;
  • Your approved accommodations are not coordinated in a timely manner.

Procedure for Scheduling Exams at a Regional Campus

Due to the closure of UConn's regional campuses physical spaces, we are currently unable to proctor exams. However, the CSD Accommodations team is available to work with students and faculty with regards to identifying alternative exam administration options in the online environment. Please contact csdexams@uconn.edu