Disability Services Accommodation Process
Important Note: Fall 2021 incoming students must provide ODS registration information below by August 1, 2021 *Requests for accommodations will be processed after this date but please keep in mind that we will process completed files according to the date received and if received late, this may delay implementation of accommodations.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be meeting with students through virtual meetings only. You may start your registation with ODS by completing the application. You will be provided a link to upload any supporting documentation. If you are a returning student, you can access your AIM user profile by going to https://teton.accessiblelearning.com/Westmont/.
Our fax number will be checked less frequently but is still available for sending supporting documentation, FAX 805-565-7244. Please contact our office via email, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
How to request accommodations
Complete the Disability Services Application.
Read through our Documentation Requirements webpage. Request appropriate professional(s) to complete and return disability documentation information to ODS.
Documentation must be current and comprehensive. Please read established guidelines for documenting disabling conditions. All disability documentation must include the professional's signature, date and license number. Please refer to the Documentation Requirements webpage. Depending on your condition select the most appropriate form to obtain the needed information. Forms are available for download and use by your medical provider for many conditions under our Forms.
3. Students are encouraged to check in using the ODS portal to review their profile page and sign the required agreements as soon as possible. If documentation is not uploaded during the application process, students will need to upload these documents prior to a meeting for accommodations. If documentation is not available, please contact email@example.com to discuss the situation.
After all the documentation is completed, received, and reviewed, the director will be available to meet with the student. This process can take up to ten business days (or longer) if received during high volume times such as at the beginning of a semester. It's important for the student to inquire if all documentation and information has been received by ODS.
4. Meeting with Director: Students can request an appointment time using their ODS portal. This “interactive process” usually takes place the first week of classes, however, if accommodations are needed prior to the start of class, indicate this and we will begin with a phone or virtual (i.e. Zoom, Google meet, etc.) meeting.
5. The Office of Disability Services will email your letter of accommodation(s) to each professor. These letters will convey what accommodations you are eligible to receive, but not the nature of your disability.
The ODS staff are also available to answer questions and set up appointments with the director, Office of Disability Services. Due to Covid-19, drop-in visits will not be accepted. Please phone or email for further instruction. 805-565-6135, firstname.lastname@example.org