Accessibility Services

Office of Student Life

Defiance College offers a variety of services and resources to help students succeed. The Accessibility Services office works closely with students who have documented disabilities requiring accommodation to ensure equal access to the College’s programs, activities, and services.

Defiance College complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations related to the accommodation of students with physical disabilities, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Accessibility Services is the College's designated office that maintains disability-related documents, certifies eligibility for services, determines reasonable accommodations, and coordinates services for students with disabilities.

To receive specific academic adjustments for a disability, you must have an “impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, have documentation of such and impairment, and demonstrate that the requested academic adjustments are necessary” for you to participate in the programs of the College (Rehabilitation Act of 1973/PL 93-122, Section 504).

Once you have been admitted to Defiance College, you should meet with the college’s Accessibility Services Coordinator to discuss academic adjustments. The recommended academic adjustments are specific to your disability.