Disability Support Services

The Learning Center works to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access in their educational experience. We provide individual accommodations and services designed to build an accessible and inclusive campus community.

We support students in developing academic skills, learning about resources, and gaining the confidence needed to navigate college. Our commitment to providing accommodations and services is balanced with a developmental approach that requires student engagement and responsibility in the accommodation process.

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In compliance with the American Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which prohibit discrimination based on disability, The College of Wooster is committed to providing equal access to academic programs and college-administered activities.

Under ADA, effective January 1, 2009, a student with a disability is defined as a person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, or caring for one's self. Physical or mental impairments may include, but are not limited to mobility/orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments, speech impairments, specific learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, psychological disabilities, neurological impairments, traumatic brain injury, or chronic medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, or AIDS.

Reasonable accommodations for students are determined on a case-by-case basis when appropriate documentation has been submitted to the Learning Center. Once determined, particular accommodations apply only for a single academic semester. Questions regarding the College's policy for students with disabilities, documentation of the disability, and/or requests for accommodations should be directed to Amber Larson (Deputy 504 Coordinator) at alarson@wooster.edu or you can call 330-263-2595. Documentation may be mailed to:

The Learning Center
ATTN: Amber Larson
1140 Beall Ave
Wooster, OH 44691