Welcome to the Office of Academic Accessibility
UNC Asheville recognizes disability as a valued aspect of diversity. As a campus, we understand access as a matter of social justice, and strive to design more welcoming and inclusive environments. The Office of Academic Accessibility (OAA) works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to ensure that all aspects of campus life — learning, working, and living — are accessible. The Office provides the University community with resources, education, innovative programming, and direct services in order that people with disabilities may have a greater opportunity to achieve social justice and equity. Students who request accommodations and/or academic adjustments due to a disability are responsible for knowing and following the policies and procedures of the OAA.
For New Students:
Whether you’re new to our office or new to UNC-Asheville, welcome! If you would like to request accommodations, your first step is to submit the online application. You may also submit documentation, if necessary. You may submit any documentation that you feel is relevant to your application, but it may be useful to you to review our guidelines for documentation found on our Documentation page. Click the Apply for Accommodations button to start your application.
If you have questions about applying for accommodations, click the Make an Appointment button below to get in touch with one of your staff members! Appointments are currently scheduled using an online video application. Auto-captioning is available upon request, and there is no requirement to have your video turned on. Let us know if you have any questions about scheduling appointments with us.
Not ready to schedule an appointment, but have a general question? See the Frequently Asked Questions For Students.
For Students Already Connected with OAA
If you’re already registered with our office, log in to Bulldog Access to send your Letters of Accommodation, request new accommodations, submit a testing request, view notes submitted by a student note taker, and more. Click the Bulldog Access Login button to get started.
Have questions about accommodations? Click the Make an Appointment button above to schedule a time to meet with one of your OAA staff members! Don’t have time for an appointment, but still have a question? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page for Students.
Faculty members can view student Letters of Accommodation and fill out Testing Agreements by clicking the Faculty Bulldog Access button below. Have a question? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty page or contact a OAA staff member!