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Office of Disability Services

Requesting/Accessing Accommodations: Student Rights & Responsibilities

Each student with a disability at VWCC has the right to:

  • An equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from courses, programs, services or activities
  • An equal opportunity to work and to learn, to receive reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services
  • The assurance that all disability-related records will be confidential and maintained separately from college/university records in accordance with applicable law
  • An accommodation in a timely manner once it has been properly requested
  • Discuss accommodations with each instructor, identifying which accommodation will be utilized for each class

Each student with a disability at VWCC is responsible for:

  • Identifying himself/herself as an individual with a disability to the Office of Disability Services (ODS)
  • Providing appropriate documentation from a qualified professional
  • Initiating all requests for accommodations and services each semester
  • Understanding accommodations are not retroactive
  • Working with ODS and the instructor in obtaining and implementing accommodations
  • Taking responsibility for using or not using accommodations
  • Meeting qualifications and maintaining essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services or activities
  • Informing ODS in a timely manner when concerns arise

If a student has questions or problems concerning the appropriateness of an accommodation, he or she must contact ODS.

For further information regarding your Rights and Responsibilities, please visit:

Contact Us

Office of Disability Services
Location: Student Life Center S207
Phone: 540-857-7286
Fax: 540-857-7918
TTY: 540-857-6351

Mailing Address
3096 Colonial Ave, SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Hours of Operation

Mon-Thurs: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM


Hillary Holland, LPC
Disability Counselor/ADA Coordinator

Audrey Pearson
Administrative Office Specialist