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Stories of Inclusive Technology

Stories of inclusive tech video poster, part of CSU ventures, produced by Be Real Productions

Vanderbilt Libraries have provided access to the Stories of Inclusive Technology: Diversity, Accessibility & Universal Design video series. The series includes videos with captions and audio description. VU log-in is required. Enjoy!

Fall 2021

We want to make you aware of a few important updates:

  • If you have a religion-based vaccine request, please contact EOA. Student Access only handles medical or disability related vaccine accommodation requests. 
  • We have extended our Proctoring Center hours from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM Central Monday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Central on Fridays. Although our hours have been extended, our space is still limited due to safe social-distancing practices. Be sure to use the Commodore Access Portal if you want to schedule a test with us.


Yes, we are open! For students requesting accommodations for the first time, or for those students requesting a change to an accommodation, please log into the Commodore Access Portal and make the request. If you have questions about exam accommodations, please contact our testing coordinator.

For those students with fears and anxiety relating to Coronavirus, please view the Dean of Students' page for resources and services available to help manage your concerns.

For faculty: Please view our resources on remote accommodations and proctoring. We are happy to assist you via phone or video call. Please email us and we will respond as soon as possible.

We thank you for your flexibility during this unprecedented time. Please stay safe and well.

Returning to Campus

SA is following Vanderbilt’s Return to Campus Plan. Please see guidance below for details pertaining to our office:

  • Baker building is open for in-person appointments and exams. We are not taking drop-in appointments at this time. Please contact to schedule a time to meet with the appropriate team member.
  • If you are a Vanderbilt faculty, staff member or other employee and are seeking accommodation(s), contact Equal Opportunity and Access.

Commodore Access Portal

The Commodore Access Portal is the ultimate mode of communication around accommodations for students, faculty, and the Student Access team.

Students use the Commodore Access Portal to connect with our office, request accommodations, and schedule exams. Through the portal, the Student Access team is able to view requests, schedule exams, and collaborate with students and faculty to ensure students are receiving access. Faculty can also use the Commodore Access Portal to view accommodation letters and provide proctoring information to our testing coordinator. 

If you are an incoming student, please refer to our instructions for requesting accommodations. After applying, a member of the SA team will meet with you to discuss your accommodations and show you the Commodore Access Portal.

If you are a faculty member, you may request a training session by emailing Student Access. We are happy to provide 1:1 demonstrations and/or provide quick departmental overviews