Welcome to the Office of Academic Accessibility

students walking the quad in front of Ramsey Library

COVID-19 UPDATE 3/15/2020: Starting Monday 3/16/2020, the Office of Academic Accessibility (along with all offices within the Academic Success Center) will be working remotely during regular operating hours. All staff will be available via email. Appointments can be scheduled as usual (use this link to schedule an appointment.)

The University of North Carolina at Asheville is distinctive within the public higher education system of North Carolina. Its primary mission: to offer an undergraduate liberal arts education of superior quality for serious students. Through Academic Accessibility, the university seeks to meet individual needs by coordinating and implementing internal policies regarding programs, services and activities for individuals with disabilities. The office functions as a source of information, educational outreach and advice, as well as a communication link among individuals with disabilities, faculty and staff, rehabilitation agencies, and the community at large.

Please note, the accessible entrance and parking for the Academic Success Center and Ramsey Library are at the end of Library Lane just past Lipinsky Hall. For more directions, including more detailed information regarding Ramsey Library Accessibility, see Ramsey Library Map and Directions.

Important Reminders: 1.) A student can choose to disclose a disability to the University at any time during their enrollment. 2.) In order to assure services can be provided in a timely manner, requests for academic adjustments and/or reasonable accommodation(s) in the classroom should be submitted along with disability documentation 3 weeks or more in advance. 3.) In order to assure appropriate placement in the residence halls, requests associated with on-campus housing should be submitted along with accompanying documentation by the housing application deadline.