Office of Disability Access

***Important and Exciting News! ***

ODA is moving!

While our office is being renovated, the ODA is temporarily located in Sage Room 202 from December 17th – January 29th.  We will return to Sage 167 as soon as the renovations are finished. 

Alternative Test Request Form (ATRF) Available Online 

The ODA Test Center Alternative Test Request Form (ATRF) is now available online. Paper forms will no longer be supplied by the office. Students can now download the form from the ODA website (see below) or go to https://disability.unt.edu/testing-center. Beginning Fall 2018, the Alternative Test Request Form (ATRF) can also be submitted via the ODA testing email testing.oda@unt.edu . When submitting the Alternative Test Request Form (ATRF) please include student's name and the acronym ATRF in the subject line, or there may be a delay in scheduling. Please refer to our website https://disability.unt.edu/testing-center for more detailed instructions. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office at (940) 565-4323.

* Students MUST request letters of accommodations (LOA) each semester AND give them to each instructor BEFORE this form can be completed and submitted to ODA.

Click the links below to download the Alternative Test Request Form (ATRF)!

Alternative Test Request Form Instructions

Alternative Test Request Form

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What We Do

The Office of Disability Access (ODA) at the University of North Texas exists to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability and to help students reach a higher level of independence.

Our caring and professional staff helps students learn more about their disabilities, develop techniques to facilitate individual learning styles, learn how to talk to faculty and staff about your needs and develop strategies to achieve goals.

Apply for ODA Services

New to ODA? Learn more about requesting accommodations that help over 1,000 students a year.

Request Letters of Accommodation

For registered ODA students, submit a request to receive your letters of accommodation.

Make a Complaint 

If you see an access problem on campus, please let us know! Or, do you need to file a grievance for a disability related concern?

Announcing ODA JOBS!

Students with disabilities are more than 40% less likely to have secured employment a year after graduation than their peers without disabilities. The ODA has recently been closely aligned with the UNT Career Center and together we have launched several initiatives to help you beat these statistics! For all the details visit: ODA JOBS Blog.

A Note to UNT Faculty and Online Content Creators, Please Help Make the Digital World at UNT Accessible to All

Technology has enabled students with disabilities to access the educational environment like never before....that is, only if the digital resources are created in an accessible manner. Please watch this short video that describes how to make your digital course content compliant with the law but even more importantly, fully usable by students.

 

Students Served by Disability Category (2018 Spring) *  
Psychiatric Disability   249
ADD/ADHD 132
Learning Disability 101
Other Health  99
Visual  31
Deaf/Hard of Hearing 15
Mobility  16
Cognitive/TBI 24

* Preliminary numbers as of May 31, 2018

Hours of Operation

Office

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
 

Test Center
Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Finals, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Test Center - Test Administration Hours
Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Finals, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

Contact US

Office of Disability Access
University of North Texas
1167 Union Circle Sage Hall Suite 167
Denton, TX 76201

ODA Newsletter

 

ODA Accommodations
Examples Include
Distraction reduced testing room
Assistance with access to lecture
Adaptive furniture
Alternative text conversion
Sign language interpreters
Extended time on exams
And many others

ODA Blogs

Support and Social Groups For Students with Disabilities
NEW! Campus groups that enhance awareness of disabilities and/or provide support to students: Speak Out UNT! https://speakout.unt.edu/ is the... read more
ODA JOBS!
Our plan to help students overcome the obstacles to successful employment after graduation involves close coordination with the UNT Career... read more
Self advocacy Proves Tough for Students with Disabilities
In a recent study conducted at Ferris State University, faculty rated how well ADA students were able to request accommodations and work with the... read more
PIRATES Test Taking Strategy
Successful persons have developed a strategy to accomplish each of their goals. This strategy is usually a set of behaviors or thought processes... read more
Keep Good Battery Health for AT Devices
Are you befuddled about batteries and charging your devices? You should be, they aren’t cheap. Lithium-ion batteries are different from older,... read more