Lyme Academy College of Arts (A College of the University of New Haven) takes great pride in the accomplishments, both personal and academic, of its many students and alumni. In keeping with this ideal, the College is committed to providing equal access for individuals with disabilities to all of the programs and services it offers. This commitment is consistent with legal requirements of both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADAAA”) as amended, and it embodies the University of New Haven’s determination to ensure the inclusion of all members in its community.
The Accessibility Resources Center (“ARC”) provides comprehensive services and support that serve to promote educational equity and ensure that students are able to participate in the opportunities available at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts at University of New Haven.
Contacting the Accessibility Resources Center is a student’s first step to receiving reasonable accommodations and accessing services that may be needed to provide the individual with the opportunity to be successful as a student with a disability, a student with a chronic health related issue, or a student in need of veterans accommodations when returning to or attending college for the first time. The services of this office are at no charge to students, and can be accessed upon determination of eligibility as a qualified student.
The staff works with students who self-identify in the following categories:
The Accessibility Resources Center handles all matters regarding any student with a disability, from coordinating classroom accommodations to handling complaints regarding non-compliance and/or alleged discrimination. The staff acts as advocates/liaisons and provides guidance, assistance, information and referrals whenever needed. Services include the following:
The Director also assists the university’s ADA/504 Compliance Officer with oversight of the university’s compliance with Section 504 of the H.E.W. Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA) and other governmental regulations, and is the individual with whom students must file complaints regarding discrimination. (See the University Grievance Policy for Students with Disabilities for details.)