Student Accessibility Office

Students Receiving Accessibility Accommodations in Summer 2020

Student Statement:

If you are attending the summer session, please complete a new accommodation request form. With the redesigning of courses from traditional to a remote learning format, the Student Accessibility Office (SAO) understands that this may take an extra coordinated effort between you, your professors and our office. For students who received an alternative testing site in our office, this will be discontinued for the summer session. If you receive extended time for testing (time and a ½) you will still be provided this accommodation. For students requesting note-takers/digital recorders or copies of notes, we will also continue to coordinate receipt of lecture notes for your classes.

Should you have any further questions or need to request an accommodation request form, please feel free to contact Keyvette Peebles at or call (804) 524-2990. As always, the Student Accessibility Office will continue to provide you with academic accommodations and other supports as needed during your time at Virginia State University.

Student Accessibility Office

The Student Accessibility Office (SAO) provides services to University students who meet program guidelines. To become eligible for services, documentation of the disability from a qualified professional must be provided upon request.

Services Include reasonable accommodations as follows:

  • Priority registration and scheduling

  • Alternate testing sites & procedures

  • Exam proctoring

  • Extended time for testing

  • Taped recorded lectures

  • Access to apply for voter registration

  • Auxiliary aids

  • Alternate formats for printed materials

  • Assistive technology & training

  • Note takers

  • Readers

  • Scribes

  • Accessible classrooms & adaptive equipment

  • Personal counseling

  • Referrals Virginia Relay and TTY

While self-disclosure of your disability is strictly voluntary, it is to the student's advantage to initiate or request services in this process as early as possible.

An individual with a disability is defined as any person who:

  • has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, (including walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for oneself, or performing manual tasks),

  • has a record of such impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment.

Some physical or mental impairments are, but not limited to:

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)       Physical/mobility impairment
Attention Deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) Psychological/Psychiatric Disability
Hearing Impairments   Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)   Autism
Visual Impairment   Chronic Health Disabilities