Disability Services

Disability Services works to assist all qualified students with disabilities in the pursuit of their educational objectives.

We attempt to coordinate the students’ needs with services and resources available within our college system, and to ensure accessible educational opportunities for students according to their individual needs.

Resources for the Transition to Online Coursework

Services Available

  • Assistance with course selection and registration
  • Eligibility determination based on documentation
  • Authorization of accommodations based on documentation
  • Facilitation and assistance with classroom accommodations such as notetakers, readers, scribes, assistive listening devices and sign language interpreters
  • Arrangements for recorded texts through Learning Ally
  • FANs (Faculty Accommodations Notices) and liaison with faculty to arrange accommodations
  • Alternate testing (extended time, private setting)
  • Assistive technology
  • Alternative formats for documents
  • Liaison with external agencies

Our Philosophy

The individuals we serve are students first, and their disabilities are secondary. The office strives to coordinate services that will enable students with disabilities to act as independently as possible in a supportive atmosphere that promotes self-reliance. It is the students’ choice whether or not they utilize the available services.

Considering UVA Wise?

A pre-admissions visit to the college is highly recommended to all applicants. Persons with special needs are urged to visit early, preferably during their junior year of high school. The Admissions Office and Disability Services should be contacted for an appointment.

Feel free to visit the U.S. Department of Education’s guide to postsecondary transition for students with disabilities and the U.S. Department of Labor’s guide for disclosing disabilities in higher education