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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Accessibility Resources

Learners with Disabilities

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/access/learnerswithdisabilities.html

 

Prospective Students

Dear Prospective Student,

Choosing a college is an important decision. There are many things to consider when choosing a particular school such as degree programs, curriculum, financial aid, campus programs, and housing options. This is no different for students with disabilities. There are, however, some additional considerations that students with disabilities need to investigate when selecting a college.

Prospective MSU students with disabilities are invited to contact Accessibility Resources via phone, email or by appointment to discuss their particular issues and concerns and to learn more about how accommodations are provided at MSU, Mankato. We look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,
Julie Snow, Director

 

Current Students

Purpose

The primary role of Accessibility Resources is to ensure equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities to programs and activities offered through Minnesota State University. The office also acts as a resource and referral agency for students needing additional services.

Process

Students with disabilities are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Accessibility Resources to discuss their needs and access services. The student should provide current documentation of their disability so an accommodation plan can be appropriately written. Current documentation is generally considered within the last three years. Accessibility Resources maintains confidential files for the student throughout their career at Minnesota State Mankato.

Detailed information about the nature of documentation preferred to establish eligibility for support and assign accommodations can be found within our Documentation Guidelines.

With supporting documentation, students may access a variety of individual services. Some services routinely provided include:

  • Notetaking
  • Text in alternative format
  • Alternative testing
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Early registration
  • Assistive technology

The following pages provide specific information and procedures and request forms for the various, routinely provided services. All of the following forms can be made available in an alternative format upon request.

Instructor Notification

At your request, Accessibility Resources will issue you a Student Academic Accommodation Request (SAAR) form which states that you are on file with Accessibility Resources and indicates what types of accommodations or adjustments in the class or instruction will better support your learning and/or demonstration of learning. Please provide your schedule at the start of each semester to Accessibility Resources so the SAAR forms can be completed. It will be your responsibility to deliver the SAAR letter to professors in a timely manner. You are encouraged to meet with your instructors early in the term if the format of lectures, classroom materials or exams makes it difficult for you to fully participate or to be successful.

 

Online or 7700 France Learners with Disabilities

Minnesota State University, Mankato students with disabilities who are enrolled in online only or 7700 France classes should contact Accessibility Resources if possible at least one month prior to the start of class to schedule an appointment and visit about their disability related needs. It is preferable that a meeting be held in person but phone meetings may be acceptable.Students should provide documentation of their disability before an accommodation plan can be written.Documentation can be mailed, faxed, e-mailed or provided in person.Additional information including documentation guidelines and the university’s role in providing equal access can be found under the "Current Student" tab.

Accessibility Resources

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Memorial Library 132

Mankato, MN56001

507-389-2825 (V)
800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY)

Fax:  507-389-1199

To reach our office by e-mail please contact Director Julie Snow at julie.snow@mnsu.edu or Assistant Director Beth Claussen at beth.claussen@mnsu.edu