Disability Services facilitates access to Oregon Tech programs and services for individuals with disabilities through accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy.
Disability Services strives to promote a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and accessible learning and working environment for individuals with disabilities. The vision of the office is to promote disability as diversity and ensure individuals with disabilities have full access, inclusion, and belonging in the Oregon Tech community.
Oregon Tech's Disability Services office coordinates academic adjustments and auxiliary aids for students with disabilities.
Students desiring services to accommodate a disability should contact Disability Services well in advance of entering Oregon Tech. Appropriate documentation of an impairment that might constitute a disability as defined in the relevant laws will typically be required. The student will meet with Disability Services staff to determine eligibility and appropriate academic adjustments and aids. Program staff will assist students in communicating information about needs and adjustments to instructors.
How to Apply for Disability Services using Accessibility Information Management (AIM)
Disability Services is proud to provide Accessibility Information Management (AIM) software to assist with student accommodations. AIM is an online tool that allows students to register with Disability Services, apply for accommodations, and request accommodations each term. Accommodations include academic, housing, and service animals.
Use the documents located on this page to:
- Start an application in AIM
- Obtain a template for your medical/mental health provider
- Request your accommodations - this MUST be done EVERY TERM
- Learn how to schedule a test/quiz in the Testing Center
Got a question? Contact us at email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Disability Services does not offer any scholarships at this time. The Financial Aid office is another excellent resource for scholarships and other sources of funding. Here are some external organizations that may have scholarships available.
- American Association on Health and Disability offers small awards (under $1000) to full time undergraduate students (junior or above) and part time or full time graduate students with disabilities.
- College Scholarships.org has a listing of disability-related scholarships.
- Do-it has an extensive list of resources for scholarship and college funding.
- Donald Richard Wilson Memorial Scholarship provides a stipend for students with physical disabilities to purchase technology products which enable them to improve their academic performance at Oregon Tech.
- Foundation for Science and Disability graduate student grant offers $1000 to fourth year students with disabilities planning to attend a graduate program in Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Technology, or Engineering.
- Google Lime Scholarship
- Michigan State University Library provides an extensive scholarship list.
- Scholarships.com has information about many scholarships.
- Schwallie Family Scholarship Program supports the post-secondary, undergraduate education of qualified individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis.
- Student Veterans of America's Yellow Ribbon Scholarship is a $10,000 dollar award for veterans facing an undue financial burden associated with the cost of attending schools away from their home state. SVA has other funding opportunities as well.
- Think College has information about college funding.
No. Our office encourages students to use whatever available resources are necessary to succeed in college. However, you are encouraged to meet with Disability Services at the beginning of your college career. It will allow you to learn what Disability Services offers. Registering with the office and providing documentation will make it much quicker and easier to access services if you later decide to utilize accommodations.
If a partial course load is necessary due to specific disability related limitations Disability Services can assist you. When appropriate, support letters can be provided from Disability Services for university housing, scholarships, etc., stating that it is reasonable to consider full-time equivalency for eligibility requirements.
For many types of requests you can contact Housing & Residence Life directly. A statement outlining specific need from your doctor may be required. In many cases you will want to register with Disability Services and provide detailed documentation so we can assist with supporting your request and making recommendations to Housing, as needed. Disability Services is also available to assist in this process if you are uncomfortable directly disclosing information regarding why you are requesting accommodations.
Disability Services is available to work with students who are dealing with unique circumstances around financial aid eligibility. Sometimes Financial Aid will ask you to provide a letter to verify that you are registered with Disability Services, or to help support a specific financial aid petition request on the basis of disability or a medical condition.
Klamath Falls: Contact Campus Safety at 541.885.1117.
Portland-Metro: Contact the CIC Desk at 503-821-1250
Explain that you cannot get to your class due to a malfunction in the elevator and you need immediate assistance. Contact Disability Services if you want us to intervene with your instructor or need other assistance.
An individual with a disability who uses a service animal is not required to register the animal with university authorities prior to bringing the animal on campus. However, students are strongly encouraged to register with Disability Services so that the presence of the animal on campus is documented as part of approved accommodation. Refer to the Service Animal Policies and Procedures for complete guidelines.