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Important Operational Changes due to COVID-19: Our staff will be available remotely to address questions and provide support during our normal operational hours of Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  If you would to schedule a virtual appointment to request accommodations or discuss any accommodation related issues you can email us at accesscenter@msudenver.edu or you can email your accessibility coordinator directly.  You can find your accessibility coordinator’s contact information on our staff page.  

If you need to submit documents, please scan and email them to accesscenter@msudenver.edu or call us at 303-615-0200 to determine an alternate delivery method.

Please take care of yourself and your loved ones.  We are here to offer guidance and support!


Q: Is the Access Center office open?   

The Access Center physical office is currently closed until further notice, but our staff are working remotely and will be availble to assist you Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  All student appointments will be conducted via phone or virtually until further notice to limit potential exposure to both you and our staff.  Please call or email us if you would like to schedule an appointment, 303-615-0200 or accesscenter@msudenver.edu.

Accommodated Exam Services in our testing center will be discontinued after March 17, 2020 until further notice.  You will be eligible to receive your applicable approved testing accommodations online.  We will support you to address any accessible testing barriers that may arise. 

If you have a question or concern, please either email us at accesscenter@msudenver.edu or email your Accessibility Coordinator.

Q: What happens now that exams are online? How do I get extended time for an online exam?  

Please communicate with your instructors to discuss your exam accommodations in their courses.  If you requested an update accommodation letter for the classes that have switched now to online, we have email emailed your instructors informing them of your online testing accommodation needs. If you have not requested an update letter you can find the request form located just below this FAQ section.

  • Some instructors may opt for alternative assessments (e.g. papers, untimed exams) which would not require exam accommodations.  
  • If your instructor is creating online timed exams, please notify your instructor if you will need extended time. Your instructor will be responsible for adjusting your time in Blackboard. 

The Access Center is available to instructors and students to address any barriers related to administering exams online.  Please contact our testing coordinator at 303-615-0199 or accesstesting@msudenver.edu.  

Q: I currently have a volunteer note-taker assigned in my in-person class. Now that class is online, will I still receive a copy of the notes?  

Once you have learned from your instructor on how they will adapt the course for online instruction, please let your instructor know if you would like to continue receiving notes. 

You may find that you no longer need a note-taker due to the course design changes. For example, lectures that are prerecorded videos can be watched at your own pace. On the other hand, some instructors may still opt for scheduled class meetings with real-time communication.

Q: Does this affect Attendance and Deadline Extension Agreements?  

Completed agreements will be honored, though reasonable modifications to the structure of the agreements may be needed with the shift to online instruction. Please contact your Accessibility Coordinator to discuss any additional barriers presented by changes to the course format.

Q: With the switch to online instruction, I anticipate barriers and would like to request new accommodations. What are my next steps? 

If you are not currently registered with the Access Center, please contact of office to schedule an appointment, 303-615-0200 or accesscenter@msudenver.edu.

If you are a Access Center-registered student, please contact your Accessibility Specialist or call 303-615-0200.

This page was last updated on 3/24/20.

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Location & Hours

Main Office
Plaza Building, Suite 122-Closed until further notice.

Remote Operation Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Accommodated Testing Office
Plaza Building, Suite 124 - Closed until further notice.

Access Center Location Map

Contact

Main Office
Phone: 303-615-0200
Email: accesscenter@msudenver.edu

Accommodated Testing Office
Phone: 303-615-0199
Email: accesstesting@msudenver.edu

 

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