Procedures & Forms

ODS has several forms which must be completed by students for varying purposes. There are distinctive procedures to follow. Understanding the procedures for the forms is very important. There is a reason for every step in the procedure and every line on the forms.

Assistance Animal Guidelines

University of New Orleans (UNO) is committed to making reasonable modifications to its rules, policies, and practices as required by law to afford people with disabilities an equal opportunity to access its programs, services, and activities.

Assistance Animal Guidelines

Student Housing Emotional Support Animal Guidelines

Per the Fair Housing Act, UNO does provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations for a documented student with a disability for an emotional support animal in residence housing. Set forth are specific requirements and guidelines concerning the appropriate use of and protocols associated with emotional support animals. UNO reserves the right to amend these Guidelines as circumstances require.

Student Housing Emotional Support Animal Guidelines

Agreement for Computer-Assisted Note Taking

Each semester, students receiving real-time captioning/computer assisted note taking, must complete and submit one of these agreements, outlining policies and procedures.

Computer-Assisted Note Taking Form

Accommodation Request Procedures for Meal Plan Requirement

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), University of New Orleans has established procedures to ensure that students with documented disabilities have access to reasonable on-campus meal plan (dining) accommodations.

Request Procedures for Meal Plan Requirement

Accommodation Application for Student Meal Plan

All students living on campus are required to purchase a University of New Orleans University meal plan. A major aspect of college is dining with other students and developing a sense of community that arises in this setting. Occasionally, students have special needs based on documented health conditions, such as those resulting in certain dietary restrictions, which may necessitate accommodations to the meal plan.

Student Meal Plan Application for Accommodation

Accommodation Documentation for Medical Professional Meal Plan

A major facet of living at a residential college is dining in community. To this end, all students living on campus at are required to purchase a university meal plan. Occasionally, students have special needs based on documented health conditions, such as those resulting in certain dietary restrictions, which may necessitate an accommodation to the Meal Plan.

Medical Professional Meal Plan Accommodation Documentation

Agreement for Interpreting Services

Students receiving interpreting are required to complete and submit this agreement each semester.

Agreement for Interpreting Services

On Campus Barriers to Access

UNO is committed to equal access for persons with disabilities. As such, we strive to remove barriers to facilities and programs wherever they exist. You may report the barrier using the form on the link below. Completing the form does not constitute filing a formal complaint or grievance. UNO will follow up in as timely a manner as the information provided permits.

Barriers to Access Form

Computer-Assisted Note Taking Evaluation

At the end of the semester, or on an as-needed basis, ODS requests that students receiving real-time captioning/computer assisted note taking evaluate the service providers.

Computer-Assisted Note Taking Evaluation

Interpreter Evaluation

At the end of the semester, or on an as-needed basis, ODS requests that students receiving interpreting services evaluate the service providers.

Interpreter Evaluation

Information Release

This form is provided as a courtesy to those students whose documentation providers need official written requests for document release. It is in the form of a letter from the student to the provider, requesting that documentation be sent to ODS. The student should enter the provider's address in the inside address portion of the letter, and her or his own address in the return address.

Please contact the Office of Disability Services for more information or to access this form.

Loan Form

This form is signed by any student wishing to borrow any piece of equipment or alternative format textbook belonging to ODS for purpose of accommodation. The form states the individual's responsibility for the care and use of the item, as well as lists the date (and, in some instances, time) by which return of the item is expected. It will be kept on file in the ODS office, and will be presented for the student’s signature by the staff member releasing the item.

Please contact the Office of Disability Services for more information or to access this form.

Student Accommodation Agreement (SAA)

This form is used by students receiving classroom accommodations. The forms must be requested by the student each semester.  After meeting with each faculty member the student must submit a signed/completed form for each class in which such accommodations will be needed. This form is also used to schedule tests/quizzes that will be proctored by our office in the Accommodative Testing and Adaptive Technology Center, SC 1046.

Please contact the Office of Disability Services for more information or to access this form.

Student Agreement for Note Taking Services

This form is part of the Student Note Taker Packet. A student eligible for the accommodation of note taking assistance, must agree to read and follow the policies and procedures outlined by the Office of Disability Services for the provision of note taking services by signing and returning this form to ODS.

Please contact the Office of Disability Services for more information or to access this form.

Student Contract for the Alternate-Format Textbooks Program

This form is part of the Alternate Format Textbooks Program Student Packet. This form must be completed by students who receive course material in alternative formats. The student must agree to read and follow the policies and procedures outlined.

Please contact the Office of Disability Services for more information or to access this form.

Student Information Form (SIF)

This form must be completed by any student wishing to receive services of any kind from ODS. Any information about which the student is unsure or which the student is reluctant to provide should be discussed with a ODS staff member. This form will be used as a source of contact information for the student as well as for statistical data on the student. It will be kept in the student's confidential file.

Please contact the Office of Disability Services for more information or to access this form.

Volunteer Note Taker Information Form

This form is part of the Volunteer Note Taker Packet. It must completed by students who act as volunteer note takers for students with disabilities who need them. The form requests information on the note taker’s identity, the identity of the student for whom the note Taker is taking notes, and the semester and class in which notes are being taken. ODS uses this information to determine to whom to issue the non-monetary rewards for the volunteer note Takers.