FAQ

How do I register with your office?

To register, complete the ODA Registration Form. Submit the complete registration form and medical documentation via email Apply.ODA@unt.edu, fax (940)369-7969, in person at Sage Hall suite 167, or mail to 1155 Union Circ. #310770, Denton, TX 76203. For more information, see Apply for Services.

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Where can I find your office?

We are located in Sage Hall, suite 167.

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What do I do when I receive an official letter from the ODA?

Students

You will receive a copy for your personal records and copies for all of your classes.

This letter should be given to your course instructor as soon as you wish to begin receiving your approved accommodations. Requests for Letters of Accommodation (LOAs) are not retroactive. Thus, if you do not provide the instructor with your LOA, you may not receive reasonable accommodations in the learning environment.

Notice that the letter does not specify your condition. It only specifies the approved reasonable accommodations. When you discuss your condition or services with the instructor, we recommend that you set up an appointment with the instructor during office hours for a private discussion.

Professors

  1. Read the LOA carefully. It is a formal notice, signifying that the student has furnished the university with documentation of a disability, which he or she feels will impact the learning situation.
  2. Discuss the LOA with the student. If you have questios about the accommodations listed in the LOA, please contact the student's coordinator in the Office of Disability Access to request more details.  If you feel that a specific accommodation would interfere with the essential elements of your course and/or course objectives, please contact the ODA immediately.
  3. Regardless of disability, all students must be able to meet the essential competencies for your course. Naturally, if the student cannot meet them without reasonable accommodations, he/she must be given an opportunity to meet them with reasonable accommodations.

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What statement should I include in my class syllabus/program announcement/flyer to inform students of the process to request reasonable accommodations?

See ADA Taglines for UNT Publications and Syllabus Statements.

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