UVA is committed to ensuring equal access to our programs, services, and activities for individuals with disabilities, and has many tools and resources to support an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. For your convenience, we’ve highlighted some below.
Resources Available to the University Community
- Accessibility.virginia.edu: A central, online location to access information from a variety of University and Charlottesville resources for individuals with disabilities, whether the individual wants to take a class or attend a football game.
- Read & Write: Reading, writing, studying, and research support tools that benefit individuals with learning disabilities, dyslexia, or visual impairments; English Language Learners (ELL); and those learning English as a second language (ESL). Versions are available for both Windows and Mac.
- EquatIO: Helps to make math and STEM classes more accessible and engaging for every student. Enables users to create digital equations, formulas, and more. Access to this tool is made available through Learning Tech.
- Otter Voice Notes: A transcription service that uses powerful artificial intelligence to create rich notes for meetings, classes, and other voice conversations.
- SensusAccess: An on-demand tool for converting documents to alternative media. For example, a Word document can be converted to an MP3 file so it can be listened to instead of read.
- Report A Barrier : We don’t know what we don’t know! Although the University strives to create an inclusive and accessible environment, it is a big place, and sometimes we need help identifying obstacles. Report A Barrier is an online tool that allows individuals to report disability-related barriers to access to the University, such as a barrier blocking a pathway or the lack of captioning on a video or training.
If you have questions regarding these and other University-wide resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Students
- The Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) is available to assist undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities explore accommodations in courses and University-sponsored programs.
If you have questions regarding student accommodations, please email us at email@example.com.
Resources for Faculty and Staff
- To request workplace accommodations, faculty and staff members should refer to the Procedures for Employees with Disabilities to Request Workplace Accommodations. Should you have any questions about the accommodation process, please contact the University’s ADA Coordinator.
- The Disability Accommodation Fund (DAF) was established by the University’s Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) to assist departments with the cost of providing reasonable workplace accommodations.
- Instructors play a vital role in the interactive process for student accommodations. Learn more about the rights and responsibilities of instructors through the online guide Instructor Training on the Student Accommodation Process.
- Information and guidance for bringing accessibility into the classroom can be found on the Coordinator of Academic Accessibility website. Examples include incorporating Universal Design for Learning principles and practices (UDL @ UVA ) and taking advantage of centralized funding available through The Captioning Project for captioning academic content.
- EOCR offers a series of digital accessibility trainings for content creators and web developers that can be accessed through Workday Learning.
If you have questions regarding disability-related workplace accommodations, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility Partners at UVA: