University of Nebraska Medical Center

Student Resources

Student Responsibilities

As a student seeking reasonable accommodations based on a disability, the student must contact the Accessibility Services Center to formally request services and reasonable accommodations. Once the connection is made, the interactive process will begin to formulate an individual accommodation plan.

The student must self-identify to the center in advance, or as soon as possible, once the disability is identified and when seeking all accommodations in courses including the classroom and clinical experience settings. Accommodations are not retroactive.

A student must provide appropriate documentation by a treating provider that contain the diagnosis, functional limitations caused by diagnosis, recommendations for accommodation and written on official letterhead from the provider's office.

The student must self-disclose to the center if changes in accommodations are necessary.

The student must follow the specific procedures outlined in the accommodation request process provided by the center for obtaining appropriate accommodations, modifications and/auxiliary aides.

The student must understand that accommodations plans may need to be modified for the clinical training components of a particular UNMC academic program. Students who anticipate a need for modified accommodations during clinical training should contact the center as soon as possible in advance of the clinical experience. 

If changes need to be made to their current accommodation plan, students are responsible for reaching out to the center as soon as possible.

Students are to send their accommodation plan to each faculty, each semester they plan on utilizing their accommodations.

If clinical accommodations are necessary, students are responsible for engaging in an additional intake meeting to establish reasonable accommodations.

  • Students who anticipate a need for accommodations during clinical training should contact the center as soon as possible.

Fusion Communication

Fusion provides access to screen reading, screen magnification, and visual enhancements for screen viewing. The software is provided by Freedom Scientific and is available for UNMC-provided equipment and personal equipment (on Windows operating systems only)Fusion is an accessibility tool designed to assist individuals with any level of vision impairment. It combines the power and speed of JAWS (Job Access With Speech) for screen reading with ZoomText for screen magnification and visual enhancements.

Fusion offers a range of features, including a single installer with one activation code for all three products (JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion). The application features:

  • Magnification up to 60X
  • Screen and cursor enhancements
  • High-quality speech using Eloquence® and Vocalizer Expressive
  • Instant access to any JAWS customization
  • Familiar user interface
  • Powerful keyboard access including navigation to the web
  • Screen tracking synchronized with speech and Braille as you navigate and read
  • Compatibility with TypeAbility and J-Say

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Accessible parking stalls are available throughout campus. To use these stalls, both a campus parking pass and a DMV-issued disabled parking permit are required. Questions about parking should be directed to Parking Services.

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