Clark Atlanta University seeks to ensure that people with disabilities are given full access to and participation in all aspects of college life by removal of both physical and attitudinal barriers. Clark Atlanta University is an institution of higher education that welcomes and supports a diverse student body. By embracing our core values of Diversity and Inclusion, Innovation and Collaboration, Accountability and Integrity, Ethical Behavior, and Social Responsibility, and Student-Centeredness we hope to create a learning environment that encourages as well as challenges students.
The Office of Counseling and Disability Services (OCADS) is the designated office which maintains disability related documents, determines eligibility for reasonable accommodations, and develops plans for the provision of such accommodations at Clark Atlanta University. The Office of Counseling and Disability Services provides students and faculty with assistance and information for meeting the requirements of the law, and integrating students with disabilities into Clark Atlanta University. The office serves as an advocate for students with documented disabilities, ensuring they have the physical and programmatic access to all university programs.
Clark Atlanta University is committed to providing students with a documented disability an equal opportunity to pursue a college education. Efforts will be made to meet requests for reasonable accommodations for those eligible under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 2008, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 504. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Office of Counseling and Disability Services at (404-880-8044) located on the 3rd floor of Trevor Arnett Hall to discuss accommodations. Once reasonable accommodations are determined, it is the student’s responsibility to present the Letter of Accommodation from The Office of Counseling and Disability Services to their professors.
The Office of Counseling and Disability Services, may recommend for a student with a documented qualifying disability be permitted to record lectures as a form of an academic accommodation. Students with documented disabilities who are unable to take or read notes have the right to record class lectures for their personal study only.** Lectures recorded for this purpose may not be shared with other people without the consent of the faculty. Recorded lectures may not be used in any way against the faculty member, other lecturers, or students whose classroom comments are recorded as part of the class activity. Information contained in the recorded lecture is protected under federal copyright laws and may not be published or quoted without the express consent of the faculty member and without giving proper identity and credit to the faculty person.