The staff of The University of Akron Lakewood and the Office of Accessibility welcome you to our campus and office.  Our goal is to provide reasonable accommodations and a supportive, well-resourced environment to students with disabilities in order to promote student success in the university environment.

This mission goes well beyond the legal requirements, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and supports the University's commitment to create an accessible and welcoming environment for all students.

Download the accessibility resource handbook

Registration Process

  • Students are encouraged to register with the Office of Accessibility 3 months prior to enrollment at The University of Akron.
  • Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to apply for admission to the University prior to registering for services at the Office of Accessibility.
  • Follow the registration process and submit all required information to the Office of Accessibility. Students can visit the Office of Accessibility website for information outlining the required documentation needed for students to receive services.

Students attending The University of Akron Lakewood are required to meet with Jeanette Berger, associate director at UA Lakewood, every semester to coordinate accommodations and services.

Contact Us

Office of Accessibility
Simmons Hall 105
The University of Akron Main Campus
Akron, Ohio 44325-6213

Phone: 330-972-7928
TDD:    330-972-5764
Fax:     330-972-5422

Contact Information for Jeanette Berger - UA Lakewood

Phone:  216-221-1141

Mission of the Office of Accessibility

The mission of the Office of Accessibility is to provide students with full access to and the opportunity for full participation in the academic environment.

We are advocates of social justice for students with disabilities and work to end oppression by examining the social, cultural and institutional barriers to inclusion of all students.

We embrace the diversity of our student body and celebrate a culturally sensitive and accessible campus through outreach, partnership, and advocacy with many university departments. 

Statement of Compliance

Pursuant to the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, The University of Akron does not discriminate against any student, because of a disability and does not exclude any qualified student with a disability from participation in or from receiving the benefits of the services, program, or activities of the University.