Accessibility Services Office

The Office of Accessibility Services works closely with students with documented disabilities who may require reasonable accommodations with regard to academics, housing and medical-related parking.

 SHORT VIDEO - ALL ABOUT THE ASO 

Would you like to learn more about the Accessibility Services Office and are interested in registering for accommodations? If so, you can click on this link to our interest form and we will reach out to you via email with a step-by-step process with links on how to register with us. 

Accessibility Services Office Interest Form

Accommodations and Academic Support in a Time of Disruption

Students can access their Accommodations and an Academic Success Coach while remote learning takes place at Merrimack. If you already have an Accommodation Plan Letter, you can log in to our remote software at this link: Accommodate Log In for Students. If you already have an Academic Success coach, you can reach them directly by email. If you have never met with a coach but would like to talk with someone, just email us at accessibilityservices@merrimack.edu and a coach will reach out to you.

 ACCOMMODATE Login for Students

The Writing Center, Tutoring & Math Center, and Study Partners will continue to provide tutorial services, now in an online synchronous format. In addition, the Academic Success Center is currently connecting with all subject tutors to ensure remote tutoring capability. An updated schedule will be listed shortly and adjustments will be made to the Campuswide Tutoring Calendar. Please visit merrimack.edu/21C for information on how to access all tutoring services. 

For online versions of the change of major/minor form or the course withdrawal form, please click here

Syllabus Statement for Remote Academic Accommodations from the Accessibility Services Office

  • Merrimack College provides reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Students who have, or think they may have, a disability are invited to contact the Accessibility Services Office via the online request form found on the Accessibility Services website:www.merrimack.edu/aso, email accessibilityservices@merrimack.edu or by visiting us on the third floor of McQuade Library (in the event we are open).
  • Students are encouraged to contact the office as soon as possible to ensure adequate time to meet and create a plan. Students already registered with Accessibility Services are encouraged semesterly to request for their letters to be emailed and students are responsible to then email the PDF to their instructors personally. Accommodations can not be made retroactively. 

 

We are available to assist students with questions about documentation guidelines. We also provide coaching support for students with ongoing academic and organizational needs. Our Testing Center arranges for students to use their approved accommodations for exams outside of the classroom - and now remotely during this time.

This is a photo of the Accessibility Services Office Team (from left to right: Ashley Callis, Mo ... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

location: McQuade 333
phone: 978-837-5722
email: accessibilityservices@merrimack.edu 

Spring 2020 Important Deadlines

Below is a table that includes an overview of announcements, due dates and suggested dates for completing various forms.

Date Action
February 27

Requests for Housing Accommodations Due for returning students for the 2020-2021 academic year

June 25

Requests for Housing Accommodations Due for incoming students for the 2020-2021 academic year

August 1

Requests for Parking Accommodations due for all students for the 2020-2021 academic year

2019 All Abilities Awareness Week

The 3rd Annual All Abilities Awareness Week, titled “Redefining Normal” was hosted by The Accessibility Services Office and McQuade Library to engage members of the Merrimack College community in building awareness of disability, diversity, access, and inclusion. From October 28 through November 1st, 2019 we hosted a range of events throughout the week to raise awareness of the experiences of people with disabilities.

Mission Statement

The Accessibility Services Office provides access to higher education for students with diagnosed disabilities as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

  • We embrace the college’s mission to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives. 
  • Our office serves as an advocate for students.
  • We work closely with the college community to increase campus awareness of disability-related access issues.
  • We develop collaborative relationships on campus and in the community to promote an environment conducive to the completion of higher education degree requirements.