Request Accommodations

Requesting Accommodation Procedures

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Appalachian State University has designated the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) as the only authorized office to receive documentation and determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability.

ODR engages in an interactive process and considers each individual’s condition, history, request and the essential elements of Appalachian State University programs, services and activities to determine eligibility. Accommodations are determined individually and are intended to minimize the effects of the impact of specific limitations caused by a disability in order for a qualified individual to have equal opportunities for participation. 

Accommodations include:

  • academic adjustments, 
  • auxiliary aids/services , 
  • modifications to policies/procedures, 
  • and reasonable workplace accommodations. 

Student Procedure

Students admitted into the University.


Employee Procedure

Faculty and staff (EHRA & SHRA)

Visitors & Guests

Guests and visitors attending a campus event.

Additional Accommodation Requests

Individuals already approved for accommodations who need additional accommodations and/or changes.  

Sign Language Interpreter or Remote Live Captioning Request

It is recommended that requests for sign language interpreters or real-time captioning  be made at least two weeks