New to the Disability, Access, and Inclusion Office
URI’s Disability Access and Inclusion office (DAI) works with undergraduate and graduate students who are diagnosed with a disability and/or chronic health condition, to secure documentation-supported 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.
- Students who do not have documentation or are in the process of obtaining it, may participate in a consultation meeting with DAI to discuss their request and next steps. Please email email@example.com, or call 401. 874 .2098 to schedule an appointment.
- 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.
- Please contact DAI if you do not have or are awaiting documentation to schedule your intake appointment.
- Both in-person, and virtual appointments via GoogleMeet (captioning available) are available. URI guidelines for illness, self-screening, and masking apply to all in-person meetings.
- DAI’s business hours are 8:30-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. DAI may be able to accommodate evening appointments in special circumstances.
- Students who are approved for accommodations must meet with their Coordinator every semester or academic year to remain active with DAI, depending on the type of accommodation.
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 helps to cultivate a trusting relationship between you and DAI. Please note that there are important 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