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Office of Disability Resources

Since 1976, the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) has been providing services for students with disabilities. Members of the Madonna University family embrace and nurture a diverse academic community where students discover and develop their individuality. Faculty and staff foster a supportive learning environment through cooperation and collaboration.

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Sensitive to the needs of individual students, our staff is committed to the philosophy of full integration of students with disabilities into campus life. We make reasonable accommodations as we work to provide:

  • Access to educational opportunities
  • An environment that fosters better understanding between disabled and non-disabled people
  • Opportunities for social, leadership, and self-advocacy development at Madonna University

Services
We offer the following services to students with disabilities so that they may fully participate in the educational experience at Madonna University:

  • In-class notetaking
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Student-instructor liaison
  • Counseling and advising
  • Alternative testing accommodations
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Adaptive computer equipment
  • Adaptive tables and chairs 

Eligibility for Services
Students must submit documentation of their disability to the Office of Disability Resources in order to be eligible for services and accommodations. 

Out of respect for each student, we strictly adhere to the institutional policy regarding confidentiality.

Office of Disability Resources
Room 1113 in the main Academic Building
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Video Phone: 734-259-3796

Contact

Mike Meldrum
Director
734-432-5641
  Celia Vaughn
Notetaker Coordinator
734-432-5639
  Rebecca Shriner
Interpreter Coordinator
734-432-5642
  David Stokes
Advisor
734-432-5640

Commitment to Quality
To maintain high quality services, the University carefully hires and then monitors those who provide direct service to disabled students. Notetaking services are provided by qualified notetakers who are required to maintain a high grade point average. The ODR employs professional Sign Language interpreters, experienced in educational interpreting, and each staff member is fluent in American Sign Language.