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Student Accessibility Resources

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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.


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!