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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Office of Accessibility Services will be closed from December 21st at 4:45 pm until January 2nd at 8:15 am. Email and Voicemail received during this period will be returned in the order in which they were received.
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.
A new feature update for Kurzweil 3000 brings, Kurzweil 3000 - Read the Web Extension.
This feature allows you to download an extension in your browser and read the web
using the same voices you are used to using in the Kurzweil 3000 Web Browser application
including eCampus and eBooks.