Intro to Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at UMaine

Intro to Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at UMaine


[MUSIC] Hi, we’re here today to talk about
Student Accessibility Services and what we do here at UMaine. During this video, we’ll give you
a brief overview of who we are and who we serve on campus. Let’s get started. First, let’s tell you where we are. Student Accessibility Services is
located in the east Annex room 121. Where’s that? The East Annex is a white two-story
building you can find between Neville and Shibles. Next, what do we do? Student Accessibility Services provides
academic and housing accommodations to students with documented disabilities, for
both undergraduate and graduate students. [MUSIC] Let’s break that down. To start, accommodations
are approved on a case-by-case basis after going through an interactive
process with you, the students. What do we mean when we say academic and
housing accommodations? There are a variety of academic
accommodations that may be available. Some examples are extra time on tests,
low-distraction testing locations, or note-taking assistance. Some examples of housing accommodations
include getting access to a single room, accessible furniture or
accessible bathrooms. Now, that what do we mean by disabilities? We provide accommodations to
students with any disability, including learning disabilities, ADHD, mental health disabilities such
as anxiety, depression or PTSD. We also provide accommodations to students
who have chronic health disabilities like diabetes, arthritis or Lyme disease, and
to students with physical, neurological, vision, or hearing related disabilities. And did you know that we accommodate
students with temporary injuries, such as broken legs, concussions, or
sprained wrists, just to name a few? [MUSIC] If you are a student that wants
to request accommodations, you can get started by following
these three simple steps. Step 1, Schedule an appointment. You can do this by calling our office or
stopping by the East Annex, room 121. Step 2, Provide us with
documentation of your disability. Information about documentation
requirements can be found on our website at umaine.edu/studentaccessibility. Step 3, Meet with an SAS Professional
Staff member to discuss how your disability impacts you in an academic or
housing environment, and what accommodations may
be available to you. [MUSIC] It really is that easy to get started. If approved for accommodations during your meeting,
there are a few more steps to follow. Check out our website’s page on
requesting accommodations to learn more. Remember, we are here to provide equal
access for students with disabilities. If you don’t need our office, but a friend
does, be sure to tell them about us. Have more questions? You can call us at (207) 581-2319, or email the office at [email protected] [MUSIC]

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