At Accessibility Services, we believe in the importance of a diverse student body and a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible, and supportive for all students, faculty and staff members. Welcome!
We provide academic accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Our counselors determine accommodations on an individual basis after reviewing current professional documentation and meeting with the individual. The purpose of such accommodations is to provide equal access to classroom programs and campus activities in a manner consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, associated California laws and regulations, and CSU policy.
In addition to accommodation and support services to University students, faculty and staff members, we inform and collaborate with faculty and staff to ensure successful implementation of accommodations and to increase the level of access and inclusion of all individuals on campus.
- To provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations and resources to students, faculty and staff with disabilities.
- To ensure the rights and promote the dignity, self-awareness, and self-advocacy of students, faculty and staff with disabilities throughout the University.
- To create and maintain an inclusive, supportive campus environment where individuals with disabilities have full and equal access.
William R. Casey Scholarships | Call for Applications 2013 - 2014
The application can be found here.
Accessibility Services (AS) is pleased to announce the availability of the William R. Casey Scholarships to eligible students registered with the AS office who have a verified disability. Three (3) awards of $1200 each will be granted.
Application deadline: January 24, 2014 at 5:00pm | Announcement of awards: February 27, 2014
The recipient of these scholarships must:
be registered with Accessibility Services and have a verified disability,
be a Junior or Senior at CSUEB,
have a minimum overall GPA of 2.50, and
have a financial need.
Complete and submit the attached William R. Casey Scholarship application (found here).
Submit a copy of your transcript as proof of your GPA. Unofficial transcript copies are acceptable.
Submit one letter of recommendation from CSUEB faculty and/or staff (outside of Accessibility Services) in support of your application. Faculty/staff recommender must email letters directly to Dr. Katie Brown. Please inform your recommender to put SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line.
Write and submit a short essay choosing three (3) words that describe the importance of AS and/or how AS has supported you in your academic endeavors. Explain why you chose those three words. The essay should be a maximum of 500 words, double-spaced, 12-point font with one-inch margins.
Completed FAFSA showing financial need must be on file.
Submit application and all supporting documentation to Accessibility Services office located at LI 2400 by 5:oopm on Friday, January 24, 2014.
Background Information about the Scholarship
The William R. Casey Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 by Joan Seavey Thomas in memory of a friend who had a disability. Ms. Thomas was the first dean of women at CSUEB, which was then called California State College at Hayward. While serving in various roles during her 24-year career on the campus she helped initiate services for students with disabilities.
Should you have questions, please contact your AS counselor.
Accessible Media Requests for Winter Quarter 2014
In order to begin processing an Accessible Media request, students with accessible media as an accommodation must submit the following documents no later than:
November 18, 2013
NOTE TO STUDENTS: Now that the deadline has passed, please submit the Accessible Media Late Request Form with the above forms.
Please remember, when you are making a request, to both sign and fill out all required forms as completely as possible. A request cannot be fully processed without a completely filled out.
You may submit proof of purchase for book requests at a later date, if you have not bought your books yet. However, our office will not be able to release any done books to students, until proof of purchase is provided for the book request.
If you do not know which books you will need for your class at the time you submit your request, please make a note of this in your Alt. Media Textbook Request form. You may still submit an accessible media request if you do not know the books you will have for your class.
Please submit your requests to LI 2400 Accessibility Services main office. If you are emailing the forms, please make sure to include email@example.com in the email as well. Thank you for your attention to these deadlines.
If you submit a request for accessible media after the deadline, you will be required to fill out an Accessible Media Late Request Form.
NOTE TO INSTRUCTORS: Students with accessible media accommodations will need to have all textbook information for their classes by November 18, 2013. If Accessible Media does not have the textbook information by the quarter deadline this may result in a delay in the student receiving their accessible book for the class.
Questions and concerns can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org