About

Welcome to the Accessible Education Center!

The Accessible Education Center is part of the Undergraduate Studies Division of Academic Affairs. Our name reflects our broad scope of attention and support to individual students and the emphasis on systemic change to increase accessibility and inclusivity across campus.  We are located in 164 Oregon Hall and welcome appointments from students, as well as inquiries from parents, and consultations with faculty/staff.

The University of Oregon is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity in education and accepts diversity as an affirmation of individual identity within a welcoming community. Disability is recognized as an aspect of diversity integral to the university and to society.

The AEC is dedicated to facilitating and supporting accessible education through access and full inclusion of students with disabilities into the university environment. This is accomplished through effective collaborations/consultations with faculty/staff, proactive advising, and the fostering of systemic campus change. The AEC works to create and sustain physical, curricular, and informational environments that are informed by and responsive to the diverse characteristics and experiences of students with disabilities and variations of ability.

The AEC focuses on three broad areas:

Student Access and Engagement

  • Accommodations/Universal Design Remedies/ Barrier Removal
  • Advising/Counseling
  • Academic Support Outreach

Universal/Inclusive Design Initiatives

  • Built and Virtual Environments
  • Conceptualization of Disability (campus, community, international)
  • Inclusive Instructional Design

Technology Access and Usability

  • Alternate Format Production
  • Accessible Technology Orientation/Support
  • Web Accessibility
  • PDF and Other Electronic Media Access

All of these areas also include:

  • Consultation with Faculty/Staff and Students
  • Campus and Community Collaboration
  • Training/Outreach
  • Special Projects/Research