Student Accessibility Office

The Student Accessibility Office (SAO), formerly the Students with Disabilities Program, provides services for academic and reasonable accommodations to students who meet program guidelines.

Academic Accommodations make it possible for a student with a disability to learn the material presented and for a professor to fairly evaluate the student’s understanding of the material without interference because of a disability. 

Reasonable Accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, activity or facility that enables a qualified student with a disability to have an equal opportunity to attain the same level of performance or enjoy equal benefits and privileges as are available to similarly student without disabilities. 

Are You Eligible to Receive Services? 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Services and Reasonable Accommodations include: 

Priority registration and scheduling Access to apply for voter registration
Alternate testing sites & procedures Assistive technology & training
Exam proctoring Note takers
Extended time for testing Readers
Digital recorded lectures Scribes
Assistance with TTY Academic counseling
Auxiliary aids Alternate formats for printed materials
Accessible classrooms & adaptive equipment

Documentation to request services, academic and reasonable accommodation must be submitted to Requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and decisions are made on a case by case basis.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at (804) 524-5061. As always, the Student Accessibility Office will strive to provide you with Greater service in your academic and reasonable accommodation needs to help empower you in your graduation goals at Virginia State University.