Eligibility for Resources

In order for a student to be eligible for accommodation on the basis of disability status, they must be a person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), its Amendment Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and its revision of 1974.

Under those laws, a person has a disability if they have “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (e.g., walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, breathing, learning, working, or taking care of oneself), has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.”

  1. Carefully read steps 1-7 before signing in to the portal.
  2. Sign into the  Disability Resources student portal.
  3. Login using your ObieID and password.
  4. The first time you sign into the portal, you will be asked to complete a Confidentiality Agreement regardless if you signed a paper copy in the past.  This is a one time process, and you may add or retract permissions at will.
  5. If you want to give permission to speak with your parents (or anyone other than yourself), also complete the Information Release Consent/Family Release.  
  6. Update your profile.

  7. If this is your first time ever registering with Disability Resources, complete the Student Application to request accommodations.  If you want to modify or request additional accommodations, click on Additional Documentation and complete the form.

In order to receive accommodations, the student must register and request accommodations in a timely fashion. For example, faculty need time (typically at least a week’s notice) in order to arrange for alternate testing locations and extended time.

We encourage students needing alternative texts to make their requests as soon as possible before or during the semester.

  1. Carefully read and follow steps 1-11, especially if this is your first time requesting letters via the portal.
  2. Sign into the  Disability Resources student portal.
  3. Login using your ObieID and password.
  4. The first time you sign into the portal, you will be asked to complete a Confidentiality Agreement regardless if you signed a paper copy in the past.  This is a one time process, and you may add or retract permissions at will.
  5. If you want to give permission to speak with your parents (or anyone other than you), also complete Information Release Consent/Family Release.
  6.  Scroll down the page to the Search for a Course section. If you do not see one or more of your courses, please contact Disability Resources .
  7. Search for and select each course in which you are requesting accommodations.
  8. Click on - Continue to Customize Your Accommodations.
  9. For each course, select all accommodations you want to use in that class. You may customize the letter for each course if you choose. When finished, "Submit Your Accommodation Requests."
  10. Disability Resources will review your request and release it to your professor's email. You will receive an email copy as well.
  11. Please remember, you are still required to meet with your professor to discuss your accommodations.

  1. Carefully read steps 1-8 before signing into the portal.
  2. Sign into the  Disability Resources student portal
  3. Login using your ObieID and password.
  4. The first time you sign into the portal, you will be asked to complete a Confidentiality Agreement regardless if you signed a paper copy in the past.  This is a one time process, and you may add or retract permissions at will.
  5. If you want to give permission to speak with your parents (or anyone other than yourself), also complete the Information Release Consent/Family Release.  
  6. Update your profile.

  7. Click on Additional Documentation and complete the form.

  8. If you have documentation to upload at the time of your request, be sure to upload it after completing the application.

In keeping with our mission to encourage self-advocacy, Disability Resources facilitates an interactive process where students actively participate in the accommodation process. Students should:

  • Register with Disability Resources and request accommodations in a timely fashion;
  • Arrange specific details of requested accommodations with faculty and staff members;
  • Maintain the same academic standards required of all Oberlin College students, including timely completion of academic work; and 
  • Abide by the Oberlin Student Conduct and Community Standards on such matters as academic honesty and behavior.