Accessibility Resources

Marian University's Accessibility Resources is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for all students. Accessibility Resources collaborates with students and the Marian University community to maintain an accessible learning environment that facilitates student achievement of personal, educational and career goals. Accessibility Resources assists students with disabilities as they transition to Marian University through to graduation by offering reasonable academic accommodations, academic support, and advocacy.

Marian University is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities have equal access to our educational facilities, programs and services. For additional information on Marian’s Policy Applying to Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability or to request accommodations, contact the Director of Accessibility Resources at the Center for Academic Support & Excellence, Administration Building A218, (920) 923-8951.
Lisa Olig                                                          Gigi Burnett
Director                                                           Assistant to the Dean
(920) 923-8951                                                (920) 923-8097
To Access Services
  • Meet with the Director of Accessibility Resources to disclose a disability and discuss potential academic accommodations.
  • Provide documentation which identifies the disability and supports the need for academic accommodations. (See Marian University Documentation Guidelines)
  • The Director of Accessibility Resources will consider all relevant information including student's self-report and documentation to determine eligibility for services. 
Examples of reasonable academic accommodations and services include but are not limited to: 

Exam/quiz modifications:

  • calculator 
  • exam readers/scribes
  • extended time to complete exams/quizzes
  • print enlargement of exams/quizzes
  • testing in a quiet, distraction reduced environment
  • word processor
Classroom accommodations:
  • assistive listening devices (FM System)
  • interpreters
  • note-taking assistance
  • permission to tape record lectures (microcassette recorders)
  • preferential seating
  • priority registration
  • syllabi in advance

Learning accommodations:

  • print enlargement of syllai, notes
  • textbooks in alternative formats  
Computer software:
  • Kurzweil 3000 – Reading, Writing, Learning Software
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking – Speech Recognition Software
Services and Support:
  • facilitate student awareness of rights and responsibilities
  • liaison to instructors/advisors
  • referral to campus services/resources
Academic Support
  • Assistance in the development of study/organization skills
  • Assistance applying for testing accommodations on state licensure exams
Students with temporary impairments/injuries
Students with temporary impairments due to injury, surgery, or recovery from surgery, may request short-term accommodations from Lisa Olig, Director of Accessibility Resources and Academic Support at 920-923-8951.
Short-term accommodations are generally provided for a reasonable time period based upon anticipated recovery dates.  Students requesting short-term accommodations for non-visible injuries, such as concussions, may be asked to provide documentation verifying the injury and need for short-term accommodations.  


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