Abby Franks, M.S., CRC
Accessibility Services Coordinator
237 Hardway Hall
Phone: (304) 367-4543
Fax: (304) 367-4584
|Monday||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Thursday||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
Office of Accessibility Services
Fairmont State University
237 Hardway Hall
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
It is the responsibility of the student to self-identify as having a qualifying disability and to seek and obtain specific accommodations, aids and services. Fairmont State University cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to students who have not identified themselves to the Office of Accessibility Services as having a qualifying disability.
To register for accessibility services, students must complete the online registration form and provide staff with documentation of their disabilities (statement/documentation of diagnosis and the problem(s) created by the disability). Through individual consultation, accommodation, and service, the Accessibility Services staff will:
If you have questions regarding the registration process, please call 304-367-4543.
In order to qualify for services offered by the Office of Accessibility Services, a student must provide official documentation no more than 3 years old. The student’s disability must be diagnosed by a qualified professional and include a clear statement of the diagnosis. The documentation should include the student’s needs, the impact the disability has on the student, and recommendations for reasonable accommodations.
Appropriate documentation is one of the following:
The established method for informing faculty members and other identified institutional personnel of students’ rights to specific identified accommodation(s), and to determine the reasonableness of identified accommodations is as follows:
If the student encounters any problems related to their accommodations and/or disability, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Office of Accessibility Services promptly to initiate the resolution of problems. Faculty and staff are not responsible for the provision of accommodations that have not been requested in a timely manner (e.g., five (5) business days for testing accommodations).