The Catholic University of America provides programs and services designed to support and encourage the integration of students with disabilities into the mainstream of the University community. The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) assists in creating an accessible University community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment. We cooperate through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff to promote students' independence and to ensure recognition of their abilities, not disabilities.
Staff is available to answer questions concerning accommodations and services available and to provide information about and give referrals to admissions, registration, financial aid, and other services within the university. DSS staff can help with assessing needs in such areas as housing accommodations, attendants, interpreters, readers, transportation, classroom and course accommodations, tutors, notetakers, and adaptive equipment.