The Wheelchair Tennis Team at the University of Virginia brings collegiate adaptive sports to Virginia for the first time ever. UVA has grown into one of the largest collegiate wheelchair tennis programs in the country boasting four student-athletes and two coaches. Now, the team is challenging for a national title in Orlando, Florida every year – which if won – would be the first adaptive championship in UVA’s history.

Discuss educational barriers and potential accommodations with an SDAC Adviser.

The University of Virginia (“UVA”) does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, military status (which includes active duty service members, reserve service members, and dependents), national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information, in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination Act of 1975,  Governor’s Executive Order Number One (2018), and other applicable statutes and University policies.  UVA prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, and other forms of interpersonal violence.

Report A Barrier (RAB) is an online tool allowing students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University to report barriers to access encountered while navigating the Grounds and its facilities, attending a UVA sponsored event, in the academic setting, or when accessing our online environment. The RAB Review Team is the group of individuals who respond to the barriers identified through this tool. Membership includes representatives from the Office of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost, Facilities Management, Parking & Transportation, Information Technology Services, Athletics, Intramural and Recreational Sports, and the Student Disability Access Center.

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We study the cognitive and social processes underlying communication to better understand and support individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. (Contact: Vikram Jaswal, Associate Professor of Psychology)

Chair: Sarah Cole & Kristin Morgan
As a subcommittee of the Diversity Council, the purpose of this committee is to serve as a think-tank for improving access, in its broadest sense, at the University of Virginia.

Accessibility Allies are individuals (students, faculty, and staff) who take an intentional role in promoting disability awareness and inclusion on Grounds by learning about the history of disability civil rights, the resources available on Grounds, and disability inclusive and respectful communication.

You can request for your team, group, or department to participate in EOCR's Disability Awareness Presentation by contacting us at [email protected].

Chair: Helen Wilson
The Committee on Access for Persons with Disabilities is charged with making recommendations for, and providing oversight to, projects designed to improve access for persons with disabilities to University programs and facilities.