Student Accessibility Resources
Welcome to the University of West Florida (UWF), where our mission is to provide students with access to a high-quality learning experience through teaching, scholarship, research, and public service. UWF provides individualized support services to encourage full participation for students with disabilities.
UWF Recognized as best value for students with autism
The University of West Florida's Argos Autism Program (AAP) offered by Student Accessibility Resources in partnership with Applied Behavior Analysis was ranked #2 for 2020 by Best Value Schools.
Spring 2021 Services Update
All SAR services will be offered remotely by appointment. Visit our Center for Academic Success Services page for up to date information about our resources and services.
The University will continue to update the community at uwf.edu/coronavirus
COVID-19 Modification or Support
- What do I do if I need modifications, support, or resources specifically due to COVID-19 in relation to the Return to Campus plan? Please complete this form for follow up by the appropriate campus support office
- What do I do if I need accommodations due to a disability or medical condition? Begin the registration process with Student Accessibility Resources
About our office
Student Accessibility Resources views disabilities as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our UWF community. We are committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in all curricular and co-curricular opportunities as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. We work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to provide reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. We acknowledge that classroom and campus accessibility needs and considerations are expanding as more classes and campus experiences incorporate online and technological components. We are available to discuss any course or campus barriers that may be preventing access to education and an equitable campus experience for our students.
Student Accessibility Resources offers a variety of accommodations and services for students with documented disabilities including learning disabilities, deaf/hard of hearing, blind/low vision, mobility limitations, ADHD, psychiatric and medical conditions. Some of the accommodations and services provided by SAR include:
- Testing accommodations
- Sign language interpreting
- Notetaking services
- Campus orientation
- Assistance with screenreading software and other assistive technology
- Livescribe Smartpen
- Other accommodations as appropriate based on barriers due to disability
It is the student’s responsibility to request disability-related services and accommodations through the Student Accessibility Resources office.
Disabled Student Scholarship
Give to the Disabled Student Scholarship (Eligible for 100% Match). This scholarship will benefit students meeting enrollment requirements of UWF who have a documented disability and significant financial need. Your gift will be doubled if we reach our goal! The Johnson Scholarship Foundation will give UWF a matching grant for any funds donated.
Thank you for considering a gift to open the doors of opportunity for students with disabilities!