Requesting Accommodations

What is a Disability?

You are eligible for Accessibility Services if you have a documented physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. To qualify for Accessibility Services, you must provide clear and specific evidence that 1) a qualified professional has established a formal diagnosis of a disability, 2) you have a history of a disability, or 3) have a history of being regarded as having a disability.  Examples of common disabilities include: visually impaired or blind; hard of hearing or deaf; learning disorder; psychological disorders; medical impairment.

What services are available?

The accommodations available to you will depend on the nature of your disability and will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the ADA Coordinator. Accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Alternative Testing
  • Assistive Technology
  • Counseling
  • Interpreter Services
  • Note-taking Assistance
  • Tutoring
  • Preferential Seating
  • Taped Lectures 

Handicapped parking spaces are available at each building on campus. Students must have a handicapped license plate or handicapped parking permit issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to park in a handicapped parking space.

How do you receive services?

  1. Schedule an intake meeting with the ADA Coordinator: email or call 434-797-8490. This meeting will be an opportunity for the review of Accessibility Services including the explanation of related policies and procedures.
  2. Send in documentation of your disability. For more information about documentation guidelines, please go to the following link: Documentation Guidelines. Allow the ADA Coordinator 7-10 business days to review your documentation. 
  3. Meet with the ADA Coordinator to go over your accommodation plan.
  4. Contact the ADA Coordinator each semester to pick-up your faculty letters for each class.
  5. Meet with each of your faculty members during office hours to go over your accommodation plan.