Office of Services for Students with Disabilities now AccessibleNU, changes location

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities made several changes over the summer, including its name, location, website and email address.

The office is now known as AccessibleNU, according to a University news release.

“The overarching reason for changing our name is to emphasize that making a Northwestern education accessible is the responsibility of the entire University community,” Alison May, AccessibleNU director and assistant dean of students, said in the release. “We understand that not everyone considers their condition to be a disability and do not want to deter anyone from approaching us because of our previous name.”

May said although the term “disability” is still politically correct, there has been a recent push toward using the word “access” instead.

In addition to the name change, the office has moved to Suite 130 at 2122 Sheridan Road. May said the office administered more than 1,700 exams during the 2013-14 academic year.

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