The LAC-DS is excited to share that our accommodation process has gone digital! Students are now able to request accommodations (and faculty will be informed of student needs) via our online portal.
We will still maintain our self-advocacy approach, and we will still expect students and faculty to discuss specific accommodation needs, but this digital model will be more efficient, more reliable, and more streamlined.
You’re going to love it!
For registered students
For students already registered with the LAC-DS and approved for accommodations:
Your information from past semesters about approved accommodations has been moved to our new system! Please login to our Student Portal. Make sure you use your Wake Forest email ID and password to do so. An email confirmation will be received when your application has successfully gone through to the LAC-DS office.
Once you have logged on, you will be able to select which accommodations you would like to use for each class you are registered for in the upcoming fall semester. To verify all of your approved accommodations, they will be listed under “My Eligibility” in the “My Accommodations” section on the left of the screen.
If your accommodations were temporary, you may not be able to access the accommodation request system until you meet with a staff member to discuss further. Please follow the instructions below for registering for accommodations.
For students not yet registered
For students not yet registered for accommodations with our office including incoming first-year students:
Please login to our Student Portal. Make sure you use your Wake Forest email ID and password to do so. An email confirmation will be received when your application has successfully gone through to the LAC-DS office. You will be prompted to complete a brief application form that will let you provide our office with additional information about what services/accommodations you are seeking and your history of using accommodations. The system will also allow you to upload an electronic copy of your documentation for review.
For students with a wakehealth.edu email address, please contact the office directly at email@example.com. We will assist you with creating a profile in our Student Portal.
For faculty members
Faculty can login to our Faculty Portal. Make sure you use your Wake Forest email ID and password to do so. You will receive student notification letters via email without requiring any additional steps. However, the faculty portal is a convenient way to see all of the students who have requested accommodations for a particular class in one place! It is also a convenient way to complete agreements with students who have classroom attendance accommodations.
Until further notice all staff at the LAC-DS will be working remotely. Please call (336-758-5929) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to talk with a member of our staff.
In concert with the mission of the Division of Campus Life, Disability Services within the Learning Assistance Center (LAC-DS) exists to enable students with disabilities to experience equal access to the academic, social, and recreational activities and programs at Wake Forest University. To achieve the goal of “equal access,” the LAC-DS staff works with students, faculty, and staff to implement services and accommodations that are in accordance with both state and federal laws and our own commitment to this goal.
The size of Wake Forest University enables the LAC-DS staff to work in an individual manner with students who choose to disclose disabilities.
Planning a program? Make sure to include an accommodations statement on all advertising materials: “If you need accommodations for this event, please contact (name of event contact) at (email or phone) five business days in advance.”
For more information, please refer to our guide to planning accessible and inclusive events.