2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Office of Learning Resources: Students with Disabilities

We all learn differently. The Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center's Office of Learning Resources (OLR) offers academic support to all students so they can make effective decisions about their learning and have a rewarding and inclusive college experience. Disability Services are targeted to all students with disabilities, chronic health, dietary, or psychiatric conditions, and students with temporary conditions that impact the student's university experience.

OLR provides access to programs and services through academic and testing accommodations, parking and housing accommodations, individual consultations, assistive technology and production of alternative format course materials.

For students with disabilities, OLR:

  • Shares the responsibility for coordination of accommodations with the student, faculty and staff at the University.
  • Encourages the development of self-advocacy and self-determination skills.
  • Assists in the interactive process between students and faculty for determining and implementing reasonable accommodations.
  • Ensures registered students with disabilities access to university programs and services through reasonable accommodations.
  • Assists the university community in understanding the concept and the realities of disability, and in working to eliminate barriers that limit the opportunities for students with disabilities at the University.
  • Assists the University in complying with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA) of 2008.

OLR does not provide special, structured programs specifically for students with disabilities. 

For more information about OLR services for students with disabilities, please visit our website.

The Accommodation Process

The LTC’s Office of Learning Resources (OLR) asks students who wish to make an official request for disability accommodations to initiate the accommodation process by completing the Initial Accommodation Request form online and setting up an appointment with OLR disability staff to address specific accommodations or questions and concerns about access.

During the appointment, we will discuss the barriers/difficulties the student anticipates, or is facing, and the kinds of accommodations that may be appropriate while attending classes and participating in community life at the University of Dayton. This may include academic, housing, dietary, and parking needs. 

Please contact OLR for assistance.

Office:             Roesch Library, Learning Teaching Center (Ground Floor), Room 023
Phone:             (937) 229-2066
TTY:                  (937) 229-2059
Fax Number:  (937) 229-3270
Email:              disabilityservices@udayton.edu
Mail:                University of Dayton
                         Office of Learning Resources
                         Attn: Disability Services
                         300 College Park
                         Dayton, OH 45469-1302

For additional information, please visit our website.