ADA Accommodations for Webster University Students

Shelley WolfmeyerBy Shelley Wolfmeyer

All Students at Webster University with documented disabilities, including online students, may receive accommodations and support services through the Academic Resource Center. The ADA Coordinator will work with each student to create reasonable accommodations to meet his or her individual needs.

Follow these steps to receive accommodations:

  1. Contact the ADA Coordinator

Contact Shelley Wolfmeyer at 314-246-7700 or shelleywolfmeyer@webster.edu to set up an initial meeting. It is ideal to set up a meeting before the semester starts or at the beginning of a semester, but accommodations may be requested and activated at any time. Meetings may occur face-to-face or via phone call.

  1. Prepare for Your Meeting

What do I need to bring?

The following items need to be presented at or before (email or fax ) your meeting:

a. Request for Accommodations
Download the Request for Accommodations Complete the form before the meeting.

b. Documentation to verify your disability, diagnosis or condition.
This documentation may consist of any of the following items:

    • An IEP or 504 plan
    • A diagnostic evaluation
    • A letter from a qualified professional (physician, psychologist or psychiatrist) that explains your disability and how these challenges may impact your participation and performance in an academic setting

What will we talk about?

Although your diagnosis or condition will be kept confidential, your personal experiences are an important part of determining what accommodations are appropriate, so you and the coordinator will discuss what has and has not worked for you in the past. You and the coordinator will then determine the appropriate accommodations, and you will sign a release form enabling the University to send an accommodations letter to your professors.

  1. Notifying Instructors of Accommodations

After receiving your permission, the Webster ARC will send an accommodations letter to your instructors.

  1. What’s Next?

Touch base with your professors. It is important for you to communicate with your professors to ensure that the letters have been received and to have a conversation about your needs in each class. Online students can send an email to the instructor.

Let the ADA Coordinator if your needs change or your accommodations need to be updated.

For more information about accommodations and other student support services in the ARC, check out the Academic Resource Center’s website.