Students with Disabilities
The University of Michigan is committed to ensuring that graduate students receive appropriate and reasonable accommodations so that all students are supported in all aspects of their educational experience, including their employment related to their graduate education. There are a number of campus resources available to help graduate students with disabilities navigate the accommodation process. If you are a graduate student who has been diagnosed with a disability, or who believes that you may have a disability requiring accommodation, and would like to explore formal and informal options for obtaining academic or appointment-related employment, view the policies and procedures or contact any of the resources listed below.
The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities offers information for students, an online handbook for faculty, and links to other related resources for students with disabilities. The mission of the office is to support the university’s commitment to equity and diversity by providing support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities. They share information, promote awareness of disability issues, and provide support of a decentralized system of access for students within the university community.
This web resource provides general accessibility information, as well as information of particular interest to students, faculty, and staff. Local, state, and national disability resources are also included.
Adaptive Technology Computing Services meets the computing and information technology needs of U-M students, faculty, and staff with temporary or ongoing physical, visual, learning, or ergonomic impairments.
The mission of the Council for Graduate Students with Disability Issues is to promote a physical environment, social climate, and academic setting in which students—particularly graduate students with disabilities—are welcomed, respected, and empowered.
The Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) provides programs and services for faculty, staff, and students to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, and cultural understanding and competency. OIE provides training and consultation on achieving and supporting diversity in the workplace, on Americans with Disabilities Act issues, and on preventing and resolving discrimination and discriminatory harassment.
The City of Ann Arbor maintains a website with information and resources, including comprehensive lists of local and national resources and available accommodations for public transportation, city services, recreation, parking, and more.