Disability Resources-Academic Advisory Center (AAC) - Carnegie Mellon University


The first step toward arranging accommodations is to complete and return the Student Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability Form, which can be sent to access@andrew.cmu.edu. Once the completed form is returned, Disability Resources will contact the student to discuss disability issues and determine what accommodations, if any, may be appropriate. It will be the responsibility of the student to forward documentation of their disability to Disability Resources, as will be discussed during the initial meeting. If appropriate, Disability Resources will work with the student to develop an Individualized Accommodation Plan and a Summary of Accommodations Memorandum. The Individualized Accommodation Plan details specific functional limitations presented by the disability; a copy is given to the student to share with the campus community as the individual sees fit. The Summary of Accommodations Memorandum does not list the specific disability but lists specific accommodations required by the student. It is the student's responsibility to share this document with each of his/her instructors in order for accommodations to be provided.

Please visit the website of Disability Resources to view more information. You can also contact Catherine Getchell, Director of Disability Resources, 412-268-6121, getchell@cmu.edu.