Accessibility Resources

Mission Statement

Accessibility resources staff in the Academic Support Center at Gustavus Adolphus College are dedicated to providing equal access to the College’s curriculum, academic programs, academic services, and academic facilities. We partner with students to empower ongoing development, teach strategies for academic success, educate the campus community about disability as diversity, and encourage a welcoming climate.

We do this by:

  • Educating the campus about disabilities and universal design practices.
  • Determining and providing accommodations for students when barriers to academic access exist in our college environment. 
  • Assisting students to communicate with professors regarding access needs.
  • Helping students to develop awareness of individual learning strengths and challenges.
  • Holding regular meetings with students who request them to teach academic skills, develop goals, foster self-advocacy, or provide accountability.
  • Connecting students with technologies to facilitate learning such as materials in alternate format and screen readers.

Who We Serve

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) states that a person with a disability is someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a history of such an impairment, or is perceived by others as having such an impairment. For more information on the ADAAA:

There is no comprehensive list of disabilities that are eligible for services. We serve students with a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health conditions 
  • Chronic health conditions 
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Blind and low vision
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Physical and mobility disabilities 
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Temporary injuries and health conditions (e.g. concussion, broken arm)

Any student interested in pursuing services should make an appointment with our staff. Each student’s situation is unique and is handled on a case-by-case basis. For additional information on accessibility resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, please visit our campus Accessibility Resources page

Documentation is not needed to start the academic accommodation process.