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Students with Disabilities Program

Students with Disabilities Program

The Students with Disabilities Program (SWDP) provides services to University students who meet program guidelines. To become eligible for services, documentation of the disability from a qualified professional must be provided upon request.

Services Include reasonable accommodations as follows:

  • Priority registration and scheduling
  • Alternate testing sites & procedures
  • Exam proctoring
  • Extended time for testing 
  • Taped recorded lectures
  • Access to apply for voter registration
  • Auxiliary aids
  • Alternate formats for printed materials
  • Assistive technology & training 
  • Note takers
  • Readers
  • Scribes
  • Accessible classrooms & adaptive equipment
  • Personal counseling
  • Referrals
  • Virginia Relay and TTY

While self-disclosure of your disability is strictly voluntary, it is to the student's advantage to initiate or request services in this process as early as possible. 

An individual with a disability is defined as any person who:

  • has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, (including walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for oneself, or performing manual tasks),
  • has a record of such impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment.


Some physical or mental impairments are, but not limited to:

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)       Physical/mobility impairment
Attention Deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) Psychological/Psychiatric Disability
Hearing Impairments   Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)   Autism
Visual Impairment   Chronic Health Disabilities
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