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Accessibility at W&M

Accessibility information for faculty, staff, students and visitors.

If you are a faculty member, staff member, or student who needs an ADA accommodation, please see the information below.  The university recognizes the need for increased flexibility for faculty, staff, and students.  Some individuals with disabilities who did not previously seek ADA accommodations, may need support or assistance during this time. The university also recognizes that those with current accommodations may have changing needs. We are here to help.

Faculty who need assistance with course preparation and can contact the Studio for Teaching and Learning Innovation. The STLI team is also available to assist faculty with accessibility features relating to Blackboard, Panopto and Zoom.  Email the [[stli, Studio]] for assistance.

Students with questions about specific course-related accommodations, or who need to request a disability accommodation, should contact [[sas,Student Accessibility Services]]. Faculty with questions about course-related accommodations should also contact [[sas, Student Accessibility Services]]. Faculty and students can also reference these FAQs for assistance.

Faculty, staff or supervisors with questions about job-related accommodations, or employees who need to request a disability accommodation, should contact [[dmhowe,Debbie Howe]], Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer. Employees with questions about leave, benefits or other employment-related questions should contact [[AskHR,Human Resources]].

Anyone with questions regarding ADA compliance should contact [[cacostello, Carla Costello]].

William & Mary is committed to inclusive excellence and to providing a campus and resources that are physically and technologically accessible to all students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. This website serves as a central information and resource hub for accessibility. If you have suggestions or comments regarding this website, please contact Carla Costello, ADA/504 Coordinator, at [[cacostello]].

Assistance, Information & Resources
Accessibility  Information and Resources
Study Abroad, transportation, building access or physical access to campus
  • Reves Center- find information about disability resources for students studying abroad
  • Campus map- find your way around campus, get directions to buildings, find information about parking and building access. There are also printable campus maps (pdf).
  • Construction on campus. The facilities management current projects page provides information about current construction projects, to help you plan your travel around campus.
  • Building information - information about access to academic and administration buildings (including VIMS), athletic venues and residence halls  and Library Accessibility Services and Resources. This project is ongoing; information will be continually added and updated.
  • Reporting a barrier to access. Students, faculty, staff and visitors may report any access barriers using the Report a Barrier form.
  • If you have a facilities service request, such as heating and cooling issues, lock or card reader issues or if you need custodial services needs, please use Facilities Management's service request form or email Work Control [[workor]].
  • As part of the university's efforts to provide an inclusive and respectful campus environment that is responsive to the needs of our community, single occupancy restrooms and shower facilities on campus are designated as All Gender. Learn more about gender neutral facilities on campus.
  • Accessible parking locations (pdf) for students, employees and visitors are available across campus. A state-issued license plate or hangtag is required to park in these spaces. An appropriate W&M parking pass also required.
  • The Williamsburg Area Transit Authority provides a fully accessible fixed route bus system. Other services are also available.
Requesting an accommodation for a disability or learning about your rights

Students, faculty and staff may request an accommodation by contacting the following offices:

To learn more about your rights, university policies and resources available to you, visit W&M's ADA Coordinator website.

Service and emotional support animals
  • William & Mary has resource guides providing students, faculty, staff and visitors with information about animals on campus.
Issues or concerns regarding an accommodation
Website accessibility or assistive technology
  • The Watson Assistive Technology Center enhances educational access through technology and is available to students, faculty and staff.
  • University Web & Design supports faculty and staff in creating accessible websites including resources for making documents accessible that will be included on university websites.
  • William & Mary is committed to ensuring the website and documents located on the site are accessible to all. Website visitors who experience difficulties accessing documents or completing forms due to a disability are encouraged to contact the applicable office for assistance.
External resources

Report a barrier to access