Disability Services for Students
Aloha [in the Hawaiian language this is translated to mean a very deep and heartfelt welcome] to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Disability Services web site. You will be hopefully joining our campus family here on the "Big Island" of the island chain of Hawaiʻi. Indeed, the islands are as beautiful as the clearest blue waters and as gentle as the calmest summer breeze.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo) is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in the education of student with disabilities as required by Section 504 regulations at 34 CFR Part 104, which are enforced by the U.S. Department of Education, and all other federal/state laws and regulations as well as University policies and procedures related to non-discrimination.
UH Hilo promotes a learning environment free of illegal discrimination. No qualified student, on the basis of a disability, shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. The Disability Services office provides leadership and support toward achieving a comprehensive and institution-wide program as it guides, directs, assists and monitors the administration, faculty, and staff to ensure fair and equal treatment of all students with disabilities.
Any qualified student with a disability may request accommodations by contacting the Disability Services office at 932-7623 (V), 932-7002 (TTY), firstname.lastname@example.org or through this website. For anyone needing any information regarding the policies, procedures and guidelines concerning students with disabilities, you may visit Disability Resources page.
Join us now, as we journey along with you on the UH Hilo pathways to learn more about what our office offers and what you may also choose to benefit as a student attending the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Enjoy your exploration process as you journey through our website. Mahalo and a hui hou ["thank you" and "until we meet again"].
- How to Apply for Services with Disability Services
- Eligibility Requirements for Students with Disabilities
- Application Form (PDF, Word)
- Authorization for Release of Information Form (PDF, Word)
- Authorization to Exchange Information Form ([PDF](documents/Authorizationtoexchangeinformationform.pdf "PDF of ), Word)
- Medical Provider-Recommended Educational Accommodations (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Student Sign Interpreter Services Request
- Agreement Form for Audio Recording Lectures (PDF)
- Learning Ally
- Note Taking Express
- Scholars with Disabilities Achievement Grant
- The application for the Spring 2018 UH Hilo Scholars with Disabilities Achievement Grant is now open! The grant application is available in Word and PDF format. Please submit your completed grant application to the Disability Services Office in room E-230 of the Student Services Center. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 15, 2017.
- Disability Services Home
- On-Campus Resources
- Disability Resources
- Policies and Procedures
- Mythology of Disability [video]
- Universal Design
- Helpful Links
- Request a Sign Interpreter
- We Connect Now [blog]
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