The University of Alabama

739 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa,
 Alabama  
35487-0166

General information

This campus is:
4 year
Public
Highest level of degree offered:
Advanced Degree
Student population
42,568
Student population: undergraduate
36,237
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

The Office of Disability Services
1000 Houser Hall
Box 870185
Tuscaloosa,
 Alabama  
35487
Office phone
2053484285
Office email
ods@ua.edu
Contact people
Name
Donna Marlowe
Email
donna.marlowe@ua.edu
Telephone
205-348-2716
Job title or role
ODS Testing Manager
Number of full-time disability service staff
11.0
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
2,282
Percent of students eligible to receive disability services
5.4%

Three most common types of disabilities disclosed by students to the disability resource office

  • Attention Deficit Hyperacticity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Chronic illnesses (examples: diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, cancer)
  • Specific learning disabilities
Within the last three years, how common has it been for your institution and/or disability services provider to serve these specific populations of students with disabilities?
Students with low-incidence types of disabilities
GroupLevel of service
Autistic students (includes Asperger’s or autism spectrum) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Culturally Deaf students who use American Sign Language Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Students with chronic health conditions and illness Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with food allergies Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Students with intellectual disabilities Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Students with disabilities in advanced academics or interests
GroupLevel of service
Students in STEM fields, including health sciences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Professional and graduate students Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Law students Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
NCAA athletes Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Veterans Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided

Disability accommodations and services

Accommodations for students with disabilities
Academic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Notetaking Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Test accomodations Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Alternate formats (e.g.,e-text, large print) Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Scribes Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Readers Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, voice input) Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Sign language interpreters Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
CART or C-Print Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Programmatic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Course substitutions Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Priority registration Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Reduced courseload Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Medical leave Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Accommodations in residence halls Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Other accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Dietary accommodations for meal plans Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Service animals or emotional support animals Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations and services for institution-sponsored study abroad programs Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations and services for internships, externships, field placements, or other for-credit off-campus work experiences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided

Campus accessibility and resources

Campus access
GroupLevel of service
Student health services Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Counseling and psychological services Completely accessible
Completely accessible
The library(ies) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Institution websites Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Recreation and athletic facilities Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Student union or other main building designated for students to socialize Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Main academic buildings where most undergraduates would attend classes Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Entertainment, theater, and event facilities Completely accessible
Completely accessible
On-campus transportation Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Nearby off-campus transportation Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Residence halls Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Key administrative offices (e.g., financial aid, registration, multi-cultural affairs, students services, career counseling) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Sexual assault services and reporting mechanisms Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Security and saftety programs (e.g., late-night escort services on campus) Completely accessible
Completely accessible

Policies and procedures related to students with disabilities

  • Standardized or recommended syllabus statements regarding disability accommodations
  • Institutional policy requiring that all online materials are accessible to students with disabilities ( compliant with Section 508)
  • Emergency evacuation procedures include plans for students with disabilities
  • Formal grievance policies and procedures for students with complaints about campus disability access
  • Grievance procedures for students with complaints about the disability resource office

Types of counseling and psychological services available at the institution

  • Short-term counseling (e.g., 10 session limit)
  • Long-term counseling
  • Support groups
  • 24/7 Mental health hotline or crisis line
  • Online mental health services, trainings or supports
  • Cross-campus behavioral, mental health, or crisis team(s)
  • Other: Adapted Athletics teams

General Campus Resources

  • TRIO Student Support Services programs designed for students with disabilities
  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Services for veterans with disabilities
  • Adaptive sports and recreation programming for students with disabilities (e.g., wheelchair basketball, goalball)
  • Resources for students with disabilities to address assistive technology needs and information technology (IT) access needs

Academics and campus climate for students with disabilities

Courses or degree programs

  • Disability studies courses or degree programs
  • American Sign Language courses or degree programs

Campus groups that address disability issues but do not provide direct services to students

  • Center for Instructional Technology
  • Human Resources
  • ADA Coordinator
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Adapted Athletics

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • MADDES (ADHD support)
  • Zebras (Chronic Illness)
  • SGA Disability focus group
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
More than twice per term or semester