Chapter 16 - Accessible Furniture

Some students require specialized furniture such as tables, chairs and height adjustable desks to support their ergonomic needs and provide equal access. Accessible classroom furniture will be provided to students upon request.  Medically prescribed seating and other items of a personal nature are not the responsibility of the University. Students may furnish their own personal items, such as special seating devises or cushions as long as the devise/equipment does not damage current furniture or impede ingress/egress to the classroom. 


The university has developed general standards for accessible classroom furniture for new and remodeled classrooms. The need to place accessible furniture in a classroom has significantly declined. DAS requests student to view classroom furniture prior to requesting this accommodation through the DAS Student Online Services Login. Students can take a virtual tour of their class by visiting Please review Chapter 17 on how to navigate 25live.  


Students who need to request accessible furniture should follow the process below, each term. 

  • Request accessible furniture via the DAS Student Online Services Login at least three (3) weeks prior to the beginning of the new term, as outlined in Chapter 4. 

  • Notify DAS at within the first week of the term or as soon as possible if you encounter a problem with the furniture. 

  • Furniture requests made during the term may take up to three (3) weeks to complete.  DAS will work as quickly as possible to place the furniture. However, DAS must work around classroom availability in order to place furniture. 


Available Accessible Furniture: 

Chair - Lumbar Support 

DAS chairs provide additional lumbar support, padding, or space. These chairs are available with or without arms.  



Table - Height Adjustable 

DAS tables are large and height-adjustable, without center bar obstructions. This allows students using DAS lumbar support chairs and/or students using wheelchairs to have a table that is adjustable to their preferred height. 




Podium - Height Adjustable 

Podiums are small desks on wheels that can be quickly and easily raised to a standing position. 




Foot Stools 

DAS footstools provide elevated support. 




Updated: 8/2022