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Federal Work Student and Graduate Assistant Positions Open with OAS

Gain professional experience and make a difference in the lives of WVU students!

WVU’s Office of Accessibility Services seeks students with strong spelling and grammar skills and attention to detail to serve as Alternative and Accessible Format Editors for students with print disabilities and faculty creating accessible course materials.  With the guidance of experienced Alternative and Accessible Format Graduate Assistants, the Alternative & Accessible Format Editor will edit documents while ensuring accessibility or preferred formatting of students with disabilities. This is a great resume builder. Training is provided. Work is currently done remotely. 

Accessibility Student Advisory Group

The Office of Accessibility Services seeks to gain input from students with disabilities regarding campuswide disability support, acceptance, and inclusivity. If you are actively enrolled at WVU as a part-time or full-time student at West Virginia University and registered with the Office of Accessibility Services, we welcome you to apply to be a member of the Accessibility Student Advisory Group.

The Accessibility Student Advisory Group offers input and new ideas by directly advising, influencing, and improving WVU entities on programs and initiatives regarding disability. Group members will work with WVU Office of Accessibility Services on student engagement and outreach projects.

Campus ADA Accessibility Map

In early 2021, a multidisciplinary team collaborated to create a comprehensive map of ADA-accessible routes at WVU’s Morgantown campus, including all Accessible Van Service pick-up and drop-off locations. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities are encouraged to explore and utilize this map.

UDL Course Redesign Grants

To support WVU instructors in designing or re-designing courses with UDL principles, the Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC), in partnership with the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS), is offering UDL Course Development Grants. The grant will be a stipend in the amount of $3500. A limited number of awards will be available.

For additional information about the UDL course redesign grant, visit the TLC UDL Course Development Grant page

Accessible Transportation Accommodations for COVID Testing

If you are a student who is receiving Accessible Transportation Accommodations through the Office of Accessibility Services and are in need of transportation for your COVID-19 testing, you may contact the Accessible Transportation office at 304.293.7278. 

We look forward to having you back on campus soon!!

Announcement for Students Regarding the Transition to Online Classes and Accommodations

As classes move online next week, faculty may rely more on written content, online examinations, web meetings, recorded lectures, and other media content. It is important that students with accommodations communicate with their instructors and to the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) to provide feedback regarding their needs in the online classroom environment.

Be aware that switching to an online classroom environment may mean that your accommodations change, as follows:

Important Announcement Regarding the Transition to Online Classes and Disability Accommodations

As classes move online, faculty may rely more on written content, online examinations, web meetings, recorded lectures, and other media content. For students with disabilities, this presents unique challenges. Therefore, it is important that instructors work with the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) to ensure that those students receive equal access to course instruction.

Sonocent and Kurzweil Trainings - Spring 2019

Trainings on assistive technology (Kurzweil 3000, and/or Sonocent Audio Notetaker) will consist of  1-2 hour long sessions focusing on Kurzweil 3000 and/or Sonocent. The first portion of the training will focus on Sonocent, followed by Kurzweil. Students must sign up for these training opportunities through their SAMM account. 

Students must bring their own device (laptop, smartphone, tablet) with all software installed as well as their username and password for Kurzweil (if applicable). Any questions can be sent to  access2@mail.wvu.edu

Locations: 
Main Campus Location: Stewart Hall B20 - OAS Main Office