Physical Access

The physical access coordinator works with various departments and offices at the University of Minnesota to ensure optimal accessibility of our physical environment.

This includes: 

Peer Note Taking

Peer Note Taking

A peer note taker is a volunteer/ University of Minnesota student that makes duplicate copies of their notes from a class and provides a copy to the requesting eligible student registered with the Disability Resource Center. 

It is a great opportunity to work with other peers and remove any barriers within the classroom to allow same access to class material. 

Access Assistants

Access Assistants

Trained student workers called Access Assistants help to remove barriers for students with disabilities. They may assist you with laboratory access, notetaking, library assistance, individual reading, and other activities. Think this accommodation is right for you? Talk with your Disability Resource Center Access Consultant or contact the Access Assistant Coordinators, (612) 301-1755 or drcaa@umn.edu.

Testing Information for Instructors

Students who are eligible for accommodations through the Disability Resource Center will receive an accommodation letter from an access consultant. Students are expected to meet with and/or contact their instructors to deliver their letter and discuss their accommodations.

Testing Information for Students

Before Scheduling

  1. Register with the Disability Resource Center.
  2. Contact your access consultant at the beginning of each semester. You will need  an updated accommodation letter which includes testing accommodations for the semester to schedule exams within the Disability Resource Center.  
  3. Meet with and/or contact your instructors to deliver your letter and discuss your accommodations.

Types of Testing Accommodations

Exam accommodations are decided by a student and their access consultant. Below are some of the exam accommodations that are supported at the University of Minnesota. All accommodation questions should be directed to the student's access consultant.

Document Conversion Information for Instructors

Syllabi

If proactivity, clear course expectations, and a complete syllabus are crucial for all students' success, they are even more important for students with disabilities. University policy states that instructors have complete syllabi available the first day of class.

Document Conversion Information for Faculty, Staff and Visitors

Faculty, Staff and visitors to the University of Minnesota requesting accessible materials should e-mail their request and materials to doccon@umn.edu and provide the date on which the materials will be needed. Time required for conversion will vary depending on complexity of the materials. Document Conversion will respond to your request within 24 hours and provide an expected time-frame.

 

Document Conversion Information for Students

Registration with the Disability Resource Center

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