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Disability Services

Disability Services
    • Cheryl Worley
      Manager, Disability Services
      and At-Risk Programs
      University North 214H
      Phone: 361-570-4287
      Toll Free: 877-970-4848,
      ext. 4287
      Fax: 361-580-5504

Disability Resources Links for Faculty, Students, and Parents


Association on Higher Education and Disability

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

The Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Dear Colleague Letter – March 16, 2007 - on Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities Transitioning from Secondary to Postsecondary Education

Dear Colleague Letter – July 25, 2008 – Federal government resources, services, and information

Disability Discrimination: Overview of the Laws

Disability Discrimination Resources

Higher Education Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities

Office for Civil Rights

Questions and Answers on Disability Discrimination Under Section 504 and Title II

State Organizations for Persons with Disabilities 

U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page


Resources for Faculty

Academic Exchange

Access E-Learning
A ten-module tutorial that is a resource for those seeking to make their distance education accessible for individuals with disabilities. AEL offers information on the most common needs in distance education, and provides instruction in techniques that will enhance the usability of online materials for all students. This is a free course.

Closing the Gap

Dear Colleague Letter (March 16, 2007) on Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities Transitioning from Secondary to Postsecondary Education

DisABILITY Resources Toolbox (DART)

DO-IT Program - The University of Washington (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

The Faculty Room

Higher Education Resource Hub

Think College!


Accessibility – Web & Technology

Web Accessibility Initiative

WebAIM – web accessibility in mind

National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)

Trace Research and Development Center

Section 508 Standards of the Access Board


Universal Design for Learning is an approach to curriculum that – Minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students.

ACCESS to Postsecondary Education through Universal Design for Learning

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) Universal Design for Learning

UDL At At Glance – (video)

Universal Design Education

Universal Design for Learning

Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy – TEAL Center Fact Sheet Universal Design for Learning


Students & Parents

The American Association of People with Disabilities

Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities:
Higher Education’s Obligations Under Section 504 and Title II of the ADA

Dear Parent Letter (March 16, 2007) on Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities Transitioning from Secondary to Postsecondary Education

Disability Right Advocates

Going to College – A resource for teens with disabilities Website offers tools for planning your college experience

Learning Ally

Mental Health Network

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Think College!

Transition Year


Disability Specific Sites

Autism/Asperger Syndrome:
Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the United States, Inc.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Blindness & Low Vision:
National Federation for the Blind
National Eye Institute

Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
National Association for the Deaf
Hearing Loss Association of America
ALDA – Association of Late Deafened Adults

Learning Disability:
National Center for Learning Disabilities

Autoimmune Related Diseases:
AARDA – American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
Graves’ Disease
Multiple Sclerosis

Seizure Disorders:

Speech Disorders:
National Aphasia Association

Dates & Events

UHV Calendar of Events

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