OFF-CAMPUS AND ONLINE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
If you have a disability and plan to take UTB courses online or at an extension site, we encourage you to contact Disability Services. Don’t worry about whether you have documentation at first. Our first priority is to get to know you. Just write or call the Coordinator, Steve Wilder (firstname.lastname@example.org or 956-882-7374). If you are in the Brownsville – Harlingen area, we prefer to meet with you personally if possible.
The Coordinator can often use information from your own self-report, together with professional judgment, to determine the accommodations, if any, for which you qualify. Please note that in accordance with federal law and university policy, students may or may not be asked to provide third party documentation of a disability. The purpose of third party documentation is to add to the Coordinator’s fund of information so that every student’s request is given due consideration.
For online and extension campus students, Disability Services usually notifies you and your professors of approved accommodations via e-mail.
It is to your benefit to register with Disability Services as soon as possible. Some accommodations can be set up easily while others may take considerable time to arrange.
Once registered with Disability Services, you must re-contact the office in a timely manner and request accommodations each semester if you wish to use them again.
Disability Services is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday and is located in Lightner Student Center 101, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520 USA.