Additional Services


Students with the accommodation of alternative access to printed materials should investigate to see if the book is already in a digital/alternative format by searching the AccessText (Accessible Textbook Finder). This service helps individuals find the products, services, and up-to-date accessibility information. Access Textbook Finder is available to everyone; no membership required.

AccessText may indicate that the textbook being sought is available from one of the following sources.

If you require any assistance obtaining a digital copy from the above sources or from the publisher, please log into AIM and submit a request with the receipt for purchase attached. 


We coordinate interpreting services for Deaf or hard of hearing students registered with the office. Please login to AIM to submit your request. In the event of late registration, every effort will be made to secure accommodations as soon as possible. Upon request, an interpreter can be provided for other events on campus in collaboration with the university departments. A request for services outside the academic classroom should be referred to the department hosting the event no later than 10 days.

Our interpreters are selected based on an assessment of interpreting skills, experience in the post-secondary setting, and the ability to handle the level of discourse common in a university setting. Three consecutive absences from class without prior notification will result in a mandatory meeting with the director. Interpreters will wait 15 minutes for every hour of a class/event (or a maximum of 45 minutes) before leaving. Students are expected to notify OARS immediately via AIM if he/she will not be attending class or if an interpreter does not show up for an assignment.


If you have an approved notetaking accommodation, OARS staff works to fulfill that accommodation.


Peer Notes Process 

  1. Select "Notetaking" when customizing your accommodations in AIM.
    • If a class section is a lab, discussion-based class, or essay only, and you will not need a notetaker, please do not select notetaking. This allows us to be more accurate in finding notetakers for you.
  2. OARS will work with your professor to identify a student in your course to take notes anonymously on your behalf.
  3. If a notetaker is found, a notification of the match will be sent to you. Notes may be taken on carbon-copied paper and provided to your professor at end of class for you to pick up or typed and uploaded in AIM. 
  4. Uploaded notes will be available via the AIM system for you to download and view.


Self Notes

Some students prefer not to have a peer notetaker. If you would rather take notes yourself but could use some assistance, please see your access coordinator to discuss assistive technology options that may be available to you.


In compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, North Carolina A&T is required to allow qualified persons with a disability to receive personal care services to access programs, activities, and services. North Carolina A&T permits qualified students who require the assistance of a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) to use these services to access all building facilities, classrooms, programs, activities, and events.

North Carolina A&T does not provide personal care attendants, auxiliary devices, or services that are personal in nature including assistance with activities of daily living (i.e., dressing, bathing, feeding, transfers, errands, etc.). The responsibility for hiring, training, supervising, and paying for personal care attendants belongs to the student requiring care. To request the services of a PCA, the student will need to complete The Personal Care Attendant Policy and Agreement form in AIM.


OARS does not provide direct tutoring but does work closely with other departments to assure that university tutoring services are accessible to students with disabilities. Tutoring at North Carolina A&T is provided by the Center of Academic Excellence to all students. If you are in need of support, please contact the Center of Academic Excellence.

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Location: Academic Classroom Building
Phone: 336-334-7855
Fax: 336-334-7010

The University Writing Center is open in GCB 309. To make an appointment please contact them at 336-334-7764.