The mission of the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources is to foster equitable experiences for students with disabilities at Saint Louis University. The center provides academic and housing accommodations for SLU students, supports faculty’s implementation of accommodations within the classroom, and advocates for accessibility campuswide.
The Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources:
- Recognizes disability through the framework of equity and inclusion. This prioritizes the destigmatization of the image of disability and promotes disability initiatives on Saint Louis University’s campus.
- Sees disability as holistic, encompassing the mind, the body, and the spirit. We consider all facets of well-being when meeting with students and determining appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
- Exists as a resource for the SLU community as an educational and supportive platform to ensure equitable student experiences are present in all areas of student life on campus.
- Validates students in navigating disability identity and their right to an accessible campus.
- Strives to empower students by encouraging a sense of belonging within the disability community and guiding students to self-advocate and invest in their success.
Report Campus Accessibility Barriers
If you encounter an accessibility barrier on campus, use the form below to share detailed information regarding that barrier with the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources.
Saint Louis University School of Law
|SLU law students seeking academic accommodations should contact Assistant Dean of Students Christine Self at email@example.com or 314-977-2728.
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
|SLU medical students seeking disability accommodations should contact Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Tyler De Shon, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-4215.
Saint Louis University Employees
SLU employees seeking disability accommodations in the workplace should contact their HR representative.
Accessibility Working Group
In response to resolutions developed by the Student Government Association, the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources has created an Accessibility Working Group of various stakeholders from departments across campus as well as students. The objective of the Accessibility Working Group is to address the accessibility concerns that were identified through the resolutions. To learn more about the specific goals of the group, please view the Accessibility Working Group Information document below.
Accessible On-Campus Emergency Communications: Relay
For SLU campus community members who are deaf and/or hard of hearing, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is broadening communication at SLU by offering information about Relay Service, which provides an accessible way for those at SLU who are deaf and/or hard of hearing to contact DPS in an emergency. This service also extends to other departments on campus.
To use Relay, follow the steps below:
- Go to your phone's settings and select “Accessibility” to enable RTT/TTY.
- Dial 711 and select the RTT symbol on your cell phone to reach a communication assistant.
- When you reach the operator, you will see that they are typing and you will use your microphone to speak.
- Provide the area code and phone number of the person you wish to call.
- The communication assistant will connect you to the phone number you wish to dial and will type the dialogue between parties.
If you prefer to type rather than speak, download the Relay app from the app store. From there, you can complete registration and identity verification to be assigned the 10-digit IP number.
If you have questions about this service, contact the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources.
The Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources collects data and feedback from students and faculty to continuously improve the services and resources provided. These surveys are made public for transparency and to show areas of growth and needs.