Reinhardt University Academics


Reinhardt University is committed to providing equal and integrated access for individuals with disabilities to all the academic, social, cultural, and recreational programs it offers. This commitment is consistent with legal requirements, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and embodies the university’s historic determination to ensure the inclusion of all members of its communities. This mandate is meant to be enforced by the Academic Support Office (ASO), which was established in 1982.

The mission of ASO is to facilitate inclusion by reducing/eliminating barriers, whether they are attitudinal, structural, programmatic or otherwise. In doing so, students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to become successful through their own efforts and not held back by artificial barriers. We strive to create partnerships among ASO, students, faculty, staff, and other university and community offices by creating awareness on disability-related issues as well as providing information and referral services.

At ASO our goal is to provide services and support to ensure that students are able to access and participate in the opportunities available at the university. In keeping with this objective, students are expected and encouraged to utilize the resources of ASO to the degree they determine necessary. Although a significant degree of independence is expected of students, ASO is available to assist, should the need arise.

Students are asked to notify ASO as soon as possible to discuss disability-related concerns and needs. Some of the disabilities we support at ASO include:


Contain the following information:

Chronic Illness

Hearing Impairment

Diagnosis by an audiologist with audiogram included describing scope of hearing loss:

Learning Disabilities

Mobility Impairment

Visual Impairment

Emotional/Psychological Impairments

ASO Programs:


Assistive Technology:

Assistive technology is computer-based software or hardware solutions that enable students with disabilities to access information and compensation for the impact of their disabilities. The Academic Support Office has a limited number of programs that can be used by students in our computer lab. Some examples of the programs are listed below:

The Academic Support Office also offers textbooks and readings in alternate formats as well as training students on how to use some these software.

Free software applications for reading PDF and Word documents provided by Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC). Ask your Academic Support Advisor how to become an AMAC member.