What is a Disability?
You are eligible for disability services if you have a documented physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. To qualify for disability 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 Counselor. Accommodations include but are not limited to:
- Alternative Testing
- Assistive Technology
- Interpreter Services
- Note-taking Assistance
- 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?
- Schedule an intake meeting with the ADA Counselor. This meeting will be an opportunity for the ADA Counselor to review disability services and explain policies and procedures.
- Send in documentation of your disability. For more information about documentation guidelines, please go to the following link: Documentation Guidelines
- Meet with the ADA Counselor to go over your accommodation plan.
- Meet with the ADA Counselor each semester to pick-up your faculty letters for each class.
- Meet with each of your faculty members during office hours to go over your accommodation plan.