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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

The Art of Education University is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The Art of Education University does not discriminate against any qualified applicant because of an individual’s disability or perceived disability. In keeping with the ADA, regulations in 29 CFR Part 1630 (1992), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), The Art of Education University will provide reasonable academic accommodations for students who provide formal documentation outlining their disabilities and their reasonable and appropriate requests. It is the student’s responsibility to seek available assistance and to make his or her individual learning needs known to the instructor or the Dean of Student Services at the time of enrollment or as the need arises. Documentation to support the disability must be provided at the time of the request. Information regarding a student’s disability will remain confidential.

Qualifying for Services

To receive disability services at The Art of Education University, the student must submit an Accommodation Application Form for review. The Dean of Student Services and Head of Compliance will review all applications as detailed below.

Accommodation Application Form

Services Provided

The responsibility for determining a student’s eligibility for services rests with the Dean of Student Services and Head of Compliance. After the submitted Accommodation Application is evaluated, the Dean of Student Services will contact the applicant to discuss any accommodations that may be necessary. The Dean of Student Services will make the final determination of whether appropriate and reasonable accommodations are warranted and can be provided to the individual based on the information received.

Accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assignment extensions.
  • Simplified/bulleted course content. 
  • Alternate format for assignment submission.

All accommodations and services are provided at no expense to the student and are based on individual student needs.

Contact the Dean of Student Services with questions: studentservices@theartofeducation.edu

Student Rights

A college student with a disability has the right to appropriate academic adjustments under Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Dean of Student Services makes decisions regarding the nature of the adjustments. Provisions protecting the student from discrimination on the basis of a disability are guaranteed. The student has the right to file a grievance concerning any allegation of failure to comply with the laws, regulations, and procedures set forth for people with disabilities. Grievances will be processed through AOEU’s Grievance Policy.

Student Responsibilities

Students with disabilities must demonstrate they have acquired the same amount of content knowledge as other students enrolled in the class for which they are requesting accommodations. Students with disabilities are obligated to use accommodations responsibly. Accommodations can be requested at any time during the application process or course duration; however, students are encouraged to request such accommodations in advance, allowing sufficient time for instructors to arrange for the accommodations requested. It is the student’s responsibility to utilize the services and keep in close contact with the course instructor and the Dean of Student Services.

Faculty Member Rights and Responsibilities

When a request for accommodations(s) for a specific course is received, faculty members may request verification of the disability from the Dean of Student Services in the form of a letter. The accommodation(s) requested must not compromise the content of the course or the requirements for satisfactory course completion.


Confidentiality of records is required by law and maintained within AOEU’s Confidentiality and Privacy Policies. The Art of Education University may only disclose the specific nature of a student’s disability upon written release from the student.


Students can request a copy of their individual disability documentation, contact the Registrar at 515.236.5094 or email registrar@theartofeducation.edu. Students will need to verify their identity with the Registrar before receiving a copy. 

If you have specific questions or concerns not addressed here,  contact help@theartofeducation.edu for clarification.