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Office of Disability Services Mission and Vision

Mission Statement:
The mission of Alabama State University's Office of Disability Services (ODS) is to provide equal access to university programs as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. ODS seeks to ensure that qualified students with disabilities are provided equal access to ALL programs and activities with reasonable accommodations, while maintaining the integrity of the university. By providing direction, offering resources, and coordinating appropriate accommodations based on federal laws, regulations, and individual need(s), the department's administration and staff encourage and support self-advocacy among students being served. Being student-centered in nature, the department strives to convey a vision for academic success and a goal of developing confident, independent, life-long student learners.

Vision Statement:
The vision of ODS is to become a model program serving students with disabilities in higher education. We are committed to developing a university community and society in which individuals with disabilities thrive and participate fully. Our students will be challenged to become responsible decision-makers, problem solvers and self-advocates in charge of their own destinies. We envision a campus community where all individuals are seen as valued and contributing members and respect for all will encompass everything that we do.