How to Engage with ODAI

Step 1

Complete an online access form and upload documentation.

We welcome the opportunity to engage in a discussion about your individual access needs. To begin the process, we ask that you complete a short form: ODAI form that includes demographic and program information, as well as a short section on your disability and prior experiences with utilizing accommodations.

A note about privacy:

This information comes directly to our office and no one outside of the ODAI office will see this request. As well, submitting this form is only 1 step in the process. You can discontinue the process at any time and completing this form does not automatically enroll you in our office or necessitate the use of accommodations.

Documentation Requirements:

Documentation guidelines are delineated by category of disability Documentation Guidelines guidelines in the context of post-secondary education, documentation should provide ODAI with a basic understanding of your disability with sufficient information to identify barriers and formulate potential accommodations for didactic courses, clinical assessment, and other professional requirements like board exams.

What if I do not have documentation or have not been diagnosed with a disability?

If you suspect you have a disability but do not have documentation, we encourage you to continue with the process and make an appointment to discuss your concerns with the access coordinator.

Contact the office to arrange for an access consultation with one of our coordinators

Once you have completed the access form and uploaded any documentation, we ask that you complete Step 2, which is to contact the ODAI office to arrange an access consultation with one of our coordinators. You can schedule an access meeting through our “book me now” system or by emailing our office at ODAI Email Address or contacting us by phone at 303 724 8428

Schedule an appointment with ODAI

Meet with an access coordinator

Once the form is complete, and any documentation has been uploaded you will engage in an access meeting. This personalized meeting will begin the interactive process designed to identify access concerns and remove barriers.

During this meeting, your access coordinator will ask about how your disability impacts you across different settings including the educational, laboratory, and simulation settings. They will also inquire about your access concerns for clinical spaces and let you know about required professional exams specific to your program, referred to as “high-stakes” exams, and the external process for requesting accommodations for these exams.  

During this meeting, your access consultant will also review your documentation, attempt to understand your disability-related needs, and will discuss potential reasonable accommodations or modifications.

Your privacy is important to us. Please note that all communication with our office is private and any documentation submitted to our office is stored separately from any program personnel. More about our privacy practices here: Privacy

We are excited to welcome you to CU Anschutz and look forward to partnering with you on this educational journey.

The ODAI team