Services and resources

Many services and accommodations are available at Saint Martin's University to ensure students with disabilities are provided the opportunity to participate fully in academic and student life. The staff works closely with students and faculty to provide the following services:

Common accommodations:

  • Classroom assistance: ergonomic chairs and other furniture, voice recorders.
  • Testing accommodations: extended time and reduced distraction are available in the Learning and Writing Center. Tests must be scheduled in advance by the student.
  • Accessible text and audio books are available.
  • Assistive technology: Zoomtext and Dragon Naturally Speaking. Zoomtext is available on two computers in the LWC. Dragon is available in the LWC as well as in study rooms two through five on the main level of the O'Grady Library. Please visit the reference desk in the library to book the main floor study rooms.
  • Note-taking assistance: note takers are available for students who are eligible to receive this accommodation. Please e-mail the note taker coordinator at smu.dss@stmartin.edu for more information or visit the note taking page.
  • Document conversion: audiotape, large print.

Services:

  • Campus accessibility
  • Responding to inquiries regarding admission and meeting with the prospective students and their parent
  • Counseling students about special resources available to students with disabilities
  • Coordinating services to provide reasonable plans of accommodation
  • Serving as a liaison with local and state agencies
  • Assisting students with advocating their needs to staff and faculty
  • Enrollment assistance
  • Assistance with registration or housing needs
  • Advocacy building and links to community resources

Saint Martin's University provides a supportive environment for encouraging all students to take responsibility for their learning needs. Learning self-advocacy in college is good practice for the future when students enter the workplace.