Accessible Education Services
The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) at Brandman University is committed to ensuring equal educational access and opportunity for all members of our academic community.
Welcome to the Office of Accessible Education!
The office strives to maximize each student’s educational potential by helping to develop self-advocacy, independence, and to promote personal growth. Students will be provided equitable and reasonable accommodations and services that are in compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)/ Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAA).
The office works individually with each student to develop the most effective and comprehensive accommodation plan possible. In addition to providing direct service and support to our students, the office also acts as a liaison between students, administrators, faculty, and other staff members to ensure the facilitation of accommodation plans that are reasonable and appropriate.
Steps to Register
Registration is on a voluntary, self-identifying basis with services available after a student has registered and presents certified current documentation of the specific disability from a psychologist, physician, or other appropriate professional.
I am a medically retired Marine. After 10 years in the Corps, I thought to myself, "what do I want to be when I grow up if I'm not going to be a Marine?". That's when I decided to go back to school to get some skills that I didn't have that were applicable to the civilian world. A Marine may not disclose what their issues in education may be because it's seen as a weakness. The office of Accessible Education helped me succeed. It's helped me realize that I can do this.
I served 4 years in the Marines with deployments to Iraq. I came back and am currently dealing with effects of PTS, anxiety, and depression - all disorders recognized by the Department of Veteran Affairs. And it's been a struggle for me over the last 12-15 years trying to readjust. I think what Brandman is doing with the outreach to veterans is so great. The proactive nature of the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling is something that is a model for not only schools but for the VA.
Accessible Education FAQs
Brandman is dedicated to helping make our programs accessible for all students. Please browse the FAQ's to find answers regarding accessible services, resources and more.
ResourcesBrandman University is committed to ensuring all students have equal access to course materials. All resources are free or low cost and available to students who are registered with the Office of Accessible Education.
The Office of Accessible Education949.341.9976