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office of disability services
office of disability services

The Office of Disability Services

Accommodations. Assistance. Ability. 

The Office of Disability Services at Alabama State University is a student-centered, nurturing unit dedicated to ensuring that all students with disabilities have equal access to University programs, accommodations and activities. We are committed to helping students with documented disabilities through a variety of services, including providing, arranging and coordinating accommodations for participation in courses, programs and campus activities.

Alabama State University is committed to upholding the Americans with Disabilities Laws and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities and promotes the removal of barriers for all students with disabilities in their pursuit of academic success. 

What is the role of the Office of Disability Services at Alabama State University?

  • To review presented documentation of disabilities
  • To establish that students are eligible for disability services
  • To determine reasonable accommodations
  • To provide support and advocacy for students

Who is eligible for services?

The Disability Services staff works with students who have documented physical, psychological or intellectual impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities.
Documented disabilities may fall under the following categories*:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder    
  • Visual Impairments
  • Traumatic Brain Injury    
  • Hearing Impairments Learning Disabilities    
  • Medical Disabilities
  • Mobility Disabilities    
  • Psychological Impairments

*Please contact the Office of Disability Services for more information about documented disabilities.

What services are available?

Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Alternative testing
  • Priority registration
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreter services
  • Reasonable residential living arrangements
  • Access to building ramps, elevators, restrooms and auto-door openers

*This service is coordinated with Housing and Residential Life in accordance with University guidelines and associated application deadlines and deposits.

What services are not provided?

  • Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for determining disabilities
  • Special classes for students with disabilities
  • Special advantages over non-disabled students
  • Exemptions for graduation requirements