Disability Services Program
The Disability Services Program (DSP) is committed to providing equitable opportunities to all students in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable laws.
Students with disabilities deserve to participate in all of the University of Denver's courses, programs, and activities. We, at the DSP, help to facilitate this participation by approving and providing accommodations at no extra cost for any student who has a documented disability.
Learn how to apply for accommodations, how the approval process works, and what comes next at the links below. Reach out to us at 303-871-3241, email@example.com, or stop in. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
DSP Drop-In Hours
Questions about the accommodations process, sending LOAAs to faculty, how to sign up for tests/exams, or anything else DSP related? Come to our Drop-In Hours! Drop-In Hours are hosted in DSP Suite 22 from 11:00am-1:00pm on Fridays. Hope to see you there!
Testing Center Hours
Driscoll Student Center South, Garden Level, Suite 22
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Quick Links to Answer Your Questions
- How High School & College Services Differ
- How We Determine Eligibility
- How to Request Accommodations
- Types of Accommodations
- Available Assistive Technology
Get full details on accommodations in the DSP Student Handbook.View DSP Student Handbook
What is Considered a Disability?
A disability is any physical, mental, or health impairment that substantially limits at least one major life activity such as walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, protects individuals with, but is not limited to, the following conditions:
- Visual impairment or blindness
- Hearing impairment or deafness
- Clinical mental and emotional health conditions
- Learning disabilities
- Brain injuries
- Autism spectrum conditions
- Impaired mobility
- Other health issues, including cancer, diabetes, and food allergies
This list is not exhaustive. If you have a disability that you feel would qualify you for accommodation(s), or if you need assistance to determine whether you qualify, please contact us.
Student(s) Seeking Accommodation(s)
Whether you're an incoming freshman or a returning student seeking accommodation(s), the DSP is here to provide a roadmap that will guide you through the process. This support ranges from determining eligibility to requesting specific accommodations to getting them approved and implemented; we will work with you every step of the way.
Students with DSP Accommodations
Once you've been approved for accommodations, remember that DSP support doesn't end there — in fact, it's only just begun! We'll be here to help with the implementation of accommodations, provide access to assistive technology and accommodated testing, direct you toward further available resources, and address any issues or concerns regarding your disability or accommodations.
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Disability Services Program Staff
The DSP staff is dedicated to ensuring students with disabilities receive the support and accommodations they need to fully participate and succeed at the University of Denver. Learn more about us and the range of accommodations and resources we at the DSP can provide.
Learning Effectiveness Program Staff
Students who qualify for DSP accommodations may have the option to become a member of our partner organization, the Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP). Helping neurodiverse learners to thrive at DU since 1982, the LEP staff offers individualized counseling and tutoring, pre-orientation opportunities, social events, and more!