Request Accommodations

We are committed to ensuring equal access to students with disabilities and strive to make it as easy as possible to request reasonable accommodations.

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Accessibility Resources — Here to Help You

Accessibility Resources coordinates student requests for accommodation. We’re here to help ensure that you have equal access.

University at Buffalo
60 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2608; Fax: (716) 645-3116

University at Buffalo
1 Diefendorf Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 645-2608

New Student Requests

Step 1: Inform Accessibility Resources of Your Request for Accommodations

Contact Accessibility Resources to arrange an initial meeting. Meetings may take place in person, over the phone or online, as needed. If you require accommodations for the meeting, please let us know when you make your appointment.

Make Your Request as Early as Possible

Please contact Accessibility Resources as soon as possible after you are admitted to UB, or as soon as you become aware of your accommodation needs. We strive to coordinate accommodations in a timely manner, but some accommodations may not be available when you need them if you do not give timely notice.

Accommodations Available to Students

You can request a variety of reasonable accommodations at UB, including note-taking assistance, accessible textbooks, testing accommodations and assistive equipment. To learn more about available accommodations, please contact Accessibility Resources.

Returning Student Requests

You will need a new Accommodation Memo each semester. If you don’t require any changes or additions to your Accommodation Memo, please contact Accessibility Resources to request your new Accommodation memo.

Additional Accommodations

Temporary Injuries

If you have a temporary injury that results in a disability, we may be able to help you receive reasonable accommodations. Please contact Accessibility Resources for details.

Snow Removal

Students who have received approval from Accessibility Resources for a snow removal accommodation can submit their campus travel routes each semester and request snow removal.

Computer Workstations and Software

UB Information Technology (UBIT) offers assistive computer workstations, which are wheelchair-accessible and have specialized software in addition to the standard academic software.

Housing

If you have disability-related needs, UB may be able to offer access to appropriate housing in one of our residence halls or apartments.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

UB’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy provides detailed information about UB’s ongoing commitment to accessibility.

More information about university policies that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability is available from the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Need Help?

University at Buffalo
60 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2608; Fax: (716) 645-3116

University at Buffalo
1 Diefendorf Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 645-2608