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Accessibility at W&M

William & Mary is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, including equal access and the civil rights of people with disabilities. The university is committed to accessibility and works to prevent and remove barriers to access, including physical, technological, programmatic, and educational barriers for students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. If you encounter a barrier to access, please complete the Report a Barrier form to help us identify and remove the barrier as soon as possible.   

The university is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual misconduct and discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or retaliation based on a person's belonging to, or perception that a person belongs to a protected group.  Disability-based discrimination, harassment and retaliation are prohibited under the Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, Retaliation & Sexual Misconduct , which helps the university comply with federal and state laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act  which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which "provides that no otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States...shall solely by reason of their disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..." 

The university also provides reasonable accommodations in compliance with the law to ensure equal access and participation.  Student Accessibility Services  provides reasonable accommodations to qualified students (including applicants) with disabilities under the Student Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedure. The Office of Human Resources provides reasonable accommodations to qualified employees (including applicants) with disabilities under the Employee Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedure.  Visitors who have questions about, or need assistance with, disability related accommodations may contact their host department or  [[compequity]].   

The Office of Compliance & Equity is responsible for:

  • Resolving allegations of discrimination based on disability.  Reports of disability-based discrimination may be filed at
  • Overseeing and ensuring University compliance with all relevant laws and regulations related to the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to support equal access for people with disabilities.
  • Providing consultation, information and referral to appropriate resources for disability‐related issues.
  • Providing training regarding the ADA and Section 504.

This website serves as a central resource for information related to accessibility at William & Mary. Carla Costello serves as the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator and can be contacted at [[compequity]].

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Student Accommodations

Student Accessibility Services coordinates ADA accommodations for students, including ADA accommodations for academic, dietary, on-campus housing and transportation needs. SAS assists with students with ongoing disabilities and temporary impairments, such as concussions, broken limbs or post-surgery recovery, to meet their academic and living requirements.

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Employee Accommodations

University Human Resources is responsible for coordinating employee ADA accommodations, including requirements for self-evaluation and planning, and requirements for reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimination. Contact UHR at [[askhr]] for assistance. 

Report A Barrier

William & Mary is committed to equal access for, and the civil rights of, people with disabilities. We strive to prevent and remove barriers to access. If you encounter a physical, electronic programmatic or other barrier to access at William & Mary please help us identify the problem so that we can work to remove the barrier as quickly as possible.