Office of Disability Resources

Office of Disability Resources Overview


The Office of Disability Resources’ (ODR) mission is to remove barriers to the academic process for students with disabilities.  We accomplish this by working with the individual student to ensure reasonable and appropriate accommodations are provided. 

What is an Accommodation?

An accommodation is an adjustment to/ within the academic environment that serves to remove barriers and allow students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the educational experience without lowering the academic standards.

How do I request an Accommodation?

Please follow the process below:

  1. Schedule to meet with a representative of ODR. The purpose of this meeting is to review the documents you will submit (see step 2), discuss your past accommodations, discuss the barriers experienced in the academic environment, and recommend other accommodations and services which may be beneficial.
  2. Complete the “Information and Consent form,”“Accommodations Request form”, and the“Voluntary Emergency Contact form (optional).” These forms can be picked up from the Office of Disability Resources or emailed upon request.
  3. Provide current documentation. This documentation maybe provided at the time of the scheduled appointment or prior to the date of the appointment.

Accommodations Available

After review of documentation and personal interview:

  • Notetakers, scribes
  • Coordination of classroom accommodations
  • Coordination of testing accommodations
  • Assistive technology
  • Alternative format of text

Other Services

  • Academic counseling
  • Referrals for personal and career counseling
  • Referral to community resources
  • Referral to campus resources

Additional Resources

To Apply

Visit or contact:

Office of Disability Resources
Student Union & Library Building, Room 341
Telephone: 219-989-2455; 219-989-2454
Toll Free: 1-800 HI PURDUE extension 2455

Assistive Technology

  • Auditory Trainer (used to amplify instructor’s voice)
  • Braille labeled keyboards
  • CCTV: Closed Circuit Television
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition
  • Height adjustable tables
  • JAWS screen reader
  • Kurzweil 3000 multisensory reader-visual and auditory feedback
  • Tactile Image Enhancer
  • Windows 7 and above accessibility options