In keeping with its mission and in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Alabama is committed to providing persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from all programs and services conducted or sponsored by the University.
The University provides reasonable accommodations for program accessibility and employment for qualified persons with disabilities as defined in applicable laws and regulations. Reasonable accommodations are made on an individualized basis. It is the responsibility of persons with disabilities, however, to seek available assistance and make their needs known.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) serves as the central contact point for students with disabilities. The goal of ODS is to provide a physically and educationally accessible University environment that ensures an individual is viewed on the basis of ability, not disability. ODS works individually with students to determine appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations, and to ensure that students' academic performance is evaluated apart from the limiting effects of disability. ODS also serves as a resource to faculty members and University departments, assisting them in accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities in the classroom and other program settings.
While the University strives to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities as fully as possible, reasonable accommodations do not include measures which fundamentally alter the University's programs and services or which place an undue administrative or financial burden on the University.
Dr. Gwendolyn Hood, University Compliance Officer, has been designated to serve as the ADA Coordinator for the campus. Inquiries concerning ADA requirements and compliance may be directed to Dr. Gwendolyn Hood, 107 Mary Burke Hall – West, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0300. To report an ADA accessibility problem on campus, you may call the ADA Hotline at 205-348-5882 and leave a message or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.