New to the Disability, Access, and Inclusion Office
URI’s Disability Access and Inclusion office (DAI) works with undergraduate and graduate students who identify as having a disability and/or chronic health condition, to secure reasonable accommodations. The process involves three main steps: (1) self-identification, (2) documentation, and (3) meeting with a DAI case manager.
Eligibility Intake Process:
- SELF IDENTIFICATION: Complete the Online Intake Form
- The Intake Form initiates the eligibility process for accommodations in writing, and must be completed by the student only.
- Please provide as much information as possible, especially in the section asking students to list the accommodations they are requesting.
- Sharing documentation: Please note that documentation shared with Admissions or submitted with your application is not shared with DAI, and will have to be sent directly to us.
- Students may upload files while completing Online Intake Form, email a complete PDF (no single pages, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax their documentation to 401. 874. 5694.
- After you’ve completed steps 1 and 2 above, a member of the DAI Team will contact you to schedule an appointment within 2-3 business days.
- Both in-person, and virtual appointments via ZOOM (captioning available) are available. URI guidelines for illness, self-screening, and masking apply to all in-person meetings.
Please visit How Accommodations Work to learn more about your rights, responsibilities, and disclosure.
DAI and Confidentiality
Confidentiality means that disability diagnoses and diagnostic information are not included in accommodation letters or communications between DAI and campus partners. Ensuring confidentiality allows you complete control over who you choose to disclose to, and helps to cultivate a trusting relationship between you and your DAI case manager. Please note that there are safety-oriented exceptions to confidentiality, including, but not limited to suspicion of harm to self or others, or suspicion of abuse or neglect of a child or elder, and/or if clinical records are subpoenaed by a court of law.
Please note that members of DAI are legally prohibited to communicate with parents if a DAI release is not signed by the student, and if the student has not consented to the communication.
How Accommodations Work
Tips for College Success
Differences between High School and College
Resources for Graduate Students
University Manual on Absences
Transportation and Parking Accommodations
Late Add/Drop Form
Leave of Absence or Withdrawal
Probation / Dismissal
To Report a Bias Incident