Office of Disability Accommodations
Since 1972, the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNT Health Science Center) has welcomed students with disabilities, providing the Center for Academic Performance (CAP) as a central referral agency when accommodations are necessary because of specific limitations. All students are mainstreamed into existing programs and services, but a variety of academic accommodations provide access. Once you have been accepted to the University of North Texas Health Science Center, contact us for an appointment time when we may discuss your needs and objective.
Eligibility for Services
Students who meet the following criteria may use the services of the Center for Academic Performance:
- Currently enrolled/accepted for admission at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
- Have a permanent disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Have completed a Formal Request for Accommodation form, including the furnishing of medical/diagnostic information as outlined in the documentation guidelines to ascertain appropriate accommodations.
- Holds student disability documentation which current students provide as part of a request for academic accommodation;
- Provides information from students to other Health Science Center offices to obtain academic accommodations (interpreter, CART, scribe, taped information, typist etc.);
- Assists students with class access concerns;
- Provides reader/scribe and special equipment access for academic test situations;
- Provides liaison between students and agencies or department interpreters, tutors and other auxiliary aids;
- Coordinates equipment access for in-class use;
- Acts as consultant in on-campus situations which constitute an accommodation challenge;
- Works with individual students and professors or academic advisors regarding accommodation needs.
Completion of a Student Request for Accommodation includes the following student responsibilities:
- Insofar as possible, to act as independent, self-directing, responsible adults with regard to meeting applicable Health Science Center standards of behavior and academic performance;
- Initiate open communication with the Center for Academic Performance staff regarding academic accommodation needs or problems which may arise;
- Update documentation periodically, as the nature of severity of the disability changes, so that it accurately addresses current accommodation requirements.
Kristina Clark, Assistant Director, Disability Accommodations
Center for Academic Performance