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Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR)

The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) provides campus-wide accessibility services and reasonable accommodations for eligible students. The OAR supports disability as an aspect of diversity and inclusion that is integral to our campus community and society.

It is our mission to remove barriers and ensure equal access for all qualified students with disabilities.

In support of this mission, the goals of the Office of Accessibility Resources are to:

  • Serve as advocates for accessibility for students with disabilities while promoting student independence, self-determination, and responsibility;
  • Coordinate and provide accommodations and related support services for accessibility for students with disabilities;
  • Provide training and resources for faculty, staff, and administration around accessibility for students with disabilities;
  • Provide consultation, information, and outreach to parents and prospective students regarding accessibility and accommodations for students with disabilities;
  • Foster awareness and understanding University-wide of issues of accessibility in all aspects of campus life;
  • Assist the University in supporting the civil rights of students with disabilities as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), its amendments (ADAAA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

New to OAR Students

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Welcome! Whether you are an incoming freshman, a senior nearing graduation, or even a graduate student, if you are experiencing barriers to participation in the programs and activities of the University, we want to connect with you.



Current Students

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Welcome back! The OAR uses the Accessible Information Management (AIM) system to manage accommodation requests and notifications to your instructors.




OAR Testing Center

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The OAR Test Proctoring Center is available to students who are registered with the OAR, and who have approved testing accommodations.




Assistive Technology

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It is a goal of the OAR to provide appropriate assistive technology tools in support of accessibility. Assistive technology is an item, piece of equipment, or product that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of an individual with a disability.



OAR Coaching

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OAR Coaching Services assists students in identifying and achieving measurable outcomes as they move forward in their college career and beyond. Coaching is a partnership in which the coach and student work together to set individualized goals, become empowered to overcome challenges, build new skills to navigate transitions, and apply strategies to successfully achieve the student’s professional and personal goals.


Housing Accommodations

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WCU is committed to providing equal access to housing for all students living on campus with qualifying disabilities. Toward this goal, OAR reviews and approves housing accommodation requests in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fair Housing Act, and other applicable laws.



Meet Our Staff

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Get to know our staff. We are here to support and advocate for you throughout your time at WCU.


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