Registering for Accessibility Services
How to Register with Accessibility Services
Getting connected with our office is a relatively quick and easy process. We want to meet with you as soon as possible to discuss any disability-related concerns and supports we can explore on your behalf.
1. Fill out and submit our Online Accessibility Services Registration Form (linked here). This not only gives us some preliminary information about you, but it also will allow us to create an accommodations profile for you should you be eligible for support through OAS.
2. Set up an initial intake meeting with us. You can expect to get an email outreach to your Point Park email generally within one business day after submitting this registration form from your assigned access consultant with a link to their intake appointment calendar. This allows you see all currently available times and to select a time to meet that also works for you. Please note that we send all communications (meeting confirmations, invites, and links) to your official Point Park University email. If this is not your primary email, we encourage you to set up an automatic forward to your preferred email.
If you haven't recieved your outreach email after a few days, check your spam folder. Emails from our accommodations management software ("AIM") can sometimes be classified as "external" and sent there instead of your main inbox. You can prevent this by adding the following three email addresses to your "Safe Sender" list:
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need documentation to register with accessibility services?
While documentation may be necessary to explore your eligibility for certain accommodations and support services, we do not require documentation to have an initial conversation with us. There are many practical and systemic reasons for this but central to them all is our preference to meet with students sooner who we could be a potential appropriate resource for. We will strategize and come up with necessary action items in our intake meeting which can include how and where to get relevant documentation.
What can I expect In my initial intake meeting?
Can I meet with my access consultant after my initial meeting?
Absolutely! We are here to be a continued resource for you. While we all can anticipate many potential barriers, there are many situations encountered in college that could never be anticipated. Additionally, every semester will be different with different courses, professors, and expectations. We are here to assist students in navigating this sometimes confusing and overwhelming experience.
Once you are officially registered with OAS you will have an accommodations profile and you will be able to request meetings with our office using your "appointments" tab. This will allow you to give a few time options that work for you to your access consultant, and they will respond back with a meeting confirmation (and any links when it's a remote meeting).