Services for Students with Disabilities
Primary Points of Contact
Learning Needs and Evaluation Center (LNEC)/Disability Services Office:
243-5180 / Voice or 243-5189 / TTY or by Fax at 243-5188.
The Learning Needs and Evaluation Center (LNEC) at U.Va. determines eligibility and provides academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities in line with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. These federal laws mandate that institutions of higher learning provide equal access to students with disabilities who are "otherwise qualified" to meet the essential demands of the academic program.
The Learning Needs and Evaluation Center (LNEC) provides a range of services to students with disabilities. Such disabilities may include, but are not limited to, vision, hearing, or mobility impairments, or impairment related to a learning, attentional or psychiatric disorder. The LNEC coordinates disability accommodations which may include alternate text formats for course material, peer note-taking, extended time for tests, sign language and other interpreting, and housing arrangements. Preliminary evaluation of academic difficulties is also available to students who are eligible to use Student Health services. Students with disabilities must submit appropriate documentation in support of a request for accommodations.
See LNEC/Disabilities Services Office Programs & Resources for Students for detailed information about the programs and resources available through this office.
Additional information is available on the LNEC’s Web site.
Demand and Response Transportation (DART) Services
Melissa Oliver, Special Assistant to the Director of EOP for Special Projects, 924-3095
The University Demand and Response Transportation Service (DART) has been developed with the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs to provide transportation to those who, because of disability, are unable to use the regular fixed route bus service. For more information on DART services, please visit: www.virginia.edu/parking/disabilities/dart/index.html.
Equal Opportunity Program Office (EOP)
Darlene Scott-Scurry, Director, Equal Employment Opportunity, 924-3200
Melvin Mallory, ADA Coordinator, 924-3295
The EOP Office investigates any charges of discrimination at UVA. Students with disabilities who feel that they are being discriminated against because of their disability should contact this office for consultation and investigation of the charge.
Office of the Dean of Students
Dean Allen Groves, 924-7133
This office helps coordinate various student life activities. The deans in this office are responsive and valuable resources for students with or without disabilities. They view their offices as centers for communication where student concerns are raised, discussed, and acted upon in both formal and informal meetings. Staff members are willing to meet with individuals or groups to examine alternatives and issues of student life. In general, this office is an ideal place to take ideas or problems and seek solutions. The office is located in Peabody Hall.
Student Council's Committee on Student Life
Student Council, 924-3454; http://www.uvastudentcouncil.com/presidentialcommittees/
This Student Council Committee serves to advocate for students on a range of issues related to student life and student services including issues or concerns for students with disabilities related to access or other matters. Visit the Student Council website for updated committee meeting and contact information.
David Villiott, Project Manager, 982-5914
Mr. Villiott is responsible for overseeing the plans for disability access on all facilities management projects. He is in charge of temporary ramps and the wheelchair lift in the event that access to an inaccessible building is needed. He is an excellent contact for people who have concerns about accessibility or questions on a particular project.
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