Accessibility Services


Accommodations? No Problem.

Accessibility Services is one of the support services provided by the Student Development Department. The University of South Carolina Beaufort believes academically-qualified individuals with disabilities should have equal opportunity and access to a quality college education. We are actively involved in fostering an environment that encourages full participation by students with disabilities in every segment of the university. Accessibility Services facilitates services and accommodations to meet the various needs of students with disabilities at the university, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

All students must meet the same admissions criteria. Our office does not determine the acceptance of students to USCB. For further information on admission requirements, please contact Admissions at (843) 208-8055.

For information on Accessibility Services, please contact Counseling and Accessibility Services (843) 208-8375 or accessibility@uscb.edu.

Deidre Miller, M.Ed., NCC

Counseling and Accessibility Services Coordinator

 


843-208-8375
Fax: 844-204-7997
Deidre Miller, M.Ed.

Receiving Services

What you need to do to receive services:

  1. Self-identify to Accessibility Services.  Please complete the Accessibility Services Confidential intake form to begin the registration process for services.
  2. Meet with an Accessibility Services counselor (in person, through a virtual meeting, or by phone) to discuss your accommodation needs. Email accessibility@uscb.edu to schedule an appointment. 
  3. Compile documentation of your condition/diagnosis and provide it Accessibility Services. You can find specific documentation requirements here. It is best to supply copies rather than originals.

What the Accessibility Services office will do:

  1. We will review the submitted documentation.
  2. We will meet with the student (in person or via virtual or phone) to discuss accommodation needs on campus.
  3. Accessibility Services counselor will write Academic Accommodation letter and email it to student with instructions.

Temporary Accommodations

COVID-19 related Temporary Accommodations

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the University of South Carolina Beaufort will provide an alternative educational arrangement for students who are or might be at an increased risk from COVID-19 as published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) CDC Medical Conditions

  • A student must fit into a CDC category indicating they are or might be at an increased risk from COVID-19 to be considered for alternative educational arrangements in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • USCB may require documentation from your health care provider regarding your qualifying circumstance or health conditions.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that your health care provider documentation or other supporting documentation is provided to Accessibility Services by the deadline.
  • Students may be required to engage in an interactive process with an Accessibility Services counselor to explore alternative educational arrangement options.
  • Students do not need to disclose the health condition to their instructors. Medical records and information should only be submitted to Accessibility Services, where they are maintained in a confidential manner.
  • Approved alternative educational arrangements will end at the end of the semester they are approved for.

*Students requesting alternative educational arrangements must submit a completed COVID-19 Alternative Educational Arrangement Request Form to Accessibility Services COVID-19 Alternative Educational Arrangement Request Form.

The deadline to request an Alternative Educational Arrangement for Spring semester 2021 is January 19, 2021. 

Other Temporary Accommodations

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USCB recognizes that, similar to individuals with permanent disabilities, individuals with temporary injuries, recovering from surgery or with short-term medical conditions may need accommodations to access classroom, course resources and/or campus facilities. Temporary disabilities may include, but are not limited to, broken limbs, hand injuries, concussion or short-term impairment while recovering from surgery or medical treatments.

Missing a few classes or deadlines because of acute illness, such as flu, does not require formal accommodation, and you should be able to work directly with your professors to get back on track. We are, however, always here to consult or support you in your medical and/or academic recovery.

See "Receiving Services" above to initiate the process.