Accessibility Resources at UVA

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

  • 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
Resources for Students

If you have questions regarding student accommodations, please email us at
Resources for Faculty and Staff

If you have questions regarding disability-related workplace accommodations, please email us at

Accessibility Partners at UVA:

Barbara Zunder, Director, Student Disability Access Center
Melvin Mallory, University ADA Coordinator
Lori Kressin, Coordinator of Academic Accessibility