How to Register with the Office of Disability Services
Step 1: Review Documentation Requirements
Consult ODS’s documentation requirements for the disability or disabilities for which you are seeking academic accommodations.
Step 2: Submit Documentation:
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Fax: (205) 348-0804
Office of Disability Services
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0185
- Personal delivery: 1000 Houser Hall
Step 3: Documentation Review
Documentation will be reviewed by an accommodations specialist. It will be determined if the documentation is sufficient or if more information is needed. If more documentation is required, the accommodations specialist will contact the student.
Step 4: Schedule an Appointment
Once documentation has been reviewed, new ODS students must meet with an accommodations specialist. Students may make this appointment by phone at (205) 348-4285, or in person with reception staff. During this appointment, appropriate academic accommodations will be discussed.
Step 5: Request Accommodation Letters
Following the meeting with an accommodations specialist, students may request accommodation letters. Expect that letters will be available for pick up 2-3 business days following receipt of the requests.
Step 6: Meet with Instructor
Students must present letters to instructors and meet with them to discuss the accommodations in order for accommodations to be applied and be protected by Federal Disability Laws.
Students who have temporary impairments, such as a disability acquired through an injury or surgery, can apply for short-term academic accommodations. More information can be found on the Temporary Impairments page.