Capella's Disability Services mission is to provide equal access to learners with disabilities while maintaining the integrity of the University’s academic standards. We are also dedicated to providing accommodations and services to qualified learners with disabilities so they may achieve their full educational potential. This includes educating Capella faculty and staff about disabilities, federal regulations, and accommodation methods.
Capella University recognizes and fulfills its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and similar state laws. Capella University is committed to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified learners with disabilities in University programs and activities.
This policy is consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which states that no recipient of federal financial assistance may discriminate against a qualified handicapped individual solely by reason of handicap. This policy is also consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act. The policies and procedures of Disability Services are the means by which faculty, staff, and learners of Capella University endorse and apply the conditions of Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act to learners.
People with disabilities at Capella University have the right to:
People with disabilities at the University have the responsibility to:
Capella University has the right to:
Capella University has the responsibility to:
Please take the following steps to register with Disability Services:
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, job, activity, or facility that enables a qualified individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity to attain the same level of performance or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges as are available to an individual without a disability.
Disability Services provides access, accommodations, and advocacy for Capella learners who have documented disabilities. Academic needs are determined by the documentation and a consultation with the learner. The following list contains examples of accommodations; this list not all-inclusive, as individual needs may warrant other accommodations. Learners should discuss their needs with Disability Services.
Additional Questions? You may send an e-mail to DisabilityServices@Capella.edu or call 866.561.9754 to speak to a Disability Services staff member.