Office of Accessibility Services



The mission of the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is to provide a full range of reasonable and appropriate accommodations and support services to students with disabilities in order to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

The Office of Accessibility Services seeks to foster independence and to develop the self-advocacy of students with disabilities. In addition, the ODS serves as a liaison and resource to members of the Caldwell University community.



Office of Accessibility Services at Caldwell University
Student Center, First Floor
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Phone: 973-618-3645
Fax: 973-618-3488
Elizabeth Skinner, MA, MAA, LDT-C,
Director of Accessibility Services


Office of Accessibility Services is a dedicated office for students with disabilities that arranges for reasonable and appropriate accommodations for eligible students. Caldwell University ensures that all students will have equal access to all services, programs and activities.

Disability Services for Online Students

On-line students seeking disability accommodations should contact the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) for registration, documentation requirements, and accommodation implementation information. Contact Elizabeth Skinner, MA, MAA, LDT-C, Director of Accessibility Services, 973-618-3645, email or

Please refer to the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) Documentation Guidelines and Timelines documents for information about the types of documentation required for specific disabilities and the relevant timelines. The Guideline and Timeline documents can be found on the Office of Accessibility Services page on the Caldwell University website.

Disability documentation for on-line accommodations is reviewed and approved by the Office of Accessibility Services and the Special Accommodations Team. Upon approval of documentation, on-line students will receive Office of Accessibility Services accommodation documents via email. Students are responsible for providing their accommodation documentation to professors for classes in which they wish to use their accommodations. The use of accommodations is not retroactive; accommodations can only be used if accommodation documentation has been provided to professors and professors have acknowledged receipt of the accommodation document to the Office of Accessibility Services and the student, via email. Please provide disability documentation at least 2-3 weeks prior to the semester and allow 7-10 days for review of disability documentation.