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Accessibility at UC Davis

Offices of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Mrak Hall, Fifth Floor

University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-9466

Photo: students wtih disabilities practicing archery.

Disabilities come in many different forms. Not all disabilities are outwardly apparent, such as learning, mental, or hearing disabilities.

Students and Accessibility

Responsibility for coordinating academic accommodations for students with disabilities is shared between the student, the instructor, and the Student Disability Center (SDC). The student is responsible for requesting academic accommodations in a reasonable period of time and the instructor is responsible for accommodating the student as recommended by the SDC. Students need to request accommodations as soon as possible to allow time for the requests to be reviewed and appropriate accommodations to be arranged. The SDC staff works in an advisory capacity with a variety of campus departments to ensure that academic programs are accessible to students with disabilities. Reasonable academic accommodations may include, as determined by the SDC based on the individual student's documented functional limitations: additional time on tests, test space with reduced distractions, sign language interpreters, real-time captioners, notetakers, adaptive laboratory equipment, and alternative formats for instructional materials.

For more information, contact the SDC at (530) 752-3184 or visit the SDC website.

Further information about resources for students with disabilities and accessible student services

Students who have questions, concerns, or complaints related to suspected discrimination on the basis of disability or failure to accommodate are encouraged to contact the SDC.  Students may also consult with Student Judicial Affairs, the Office of Graduate Studies, or the ADA Compliance Officer about their concerns or to obtain information about filing a formal complaint.