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Student Disability Access Center

The Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) is committed to promoting a culture of access and inclusion for all students and all academic programs and University resources.

SDAC is the University of Virginia’s designated access agency for students with disabilities. We support UVA students in the work of creating access to the full University experience. Our primary role is to determine eligibility and to provide reasonable academic accommodations for students with disabilities in line with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. These federal laws ensure that institutions of higher learning provide equal access to students with disabilities who are "otherwise qualified" to meet the essential demands of the academic program.The SDAC provides services to two groups of students: those who have been previously diagnosed with a disability; and those who have never been diagnosed, but find themselves struggling academically, and seek advice and support on their difficulties.

Our Location

SDAC is located on the first floor of the Student Health and Wellness Building. For in-person meetings or proctored exams in SDAC, please enter the new building from the main entrance on Brandon Ave. SDAC is located on the far side of the lobby on the left-hand side (Suite 170). Once you enter through the double glass doors, please check in at the front desk. If you have trouble finding the new SDAC location, please call us at 434-243-5180.

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Student Disability Access Center is to support the University’s commitment to accessible education. For UVA’s students with disabilities, we encourage self-determination and independence via accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy with the goal of building an equitable academic experience.

Our vision is for individuals with disabilities to have full access to the physical, educational, social, cultural and political milieu of the University of Virginia. The staff of the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) embrace the values of The University (accountability, diversity, integrity, respect, social responsibility) and the values of the Student Affairs Office (knowledge, humanity, responsibility, integrity, community), particularly as they have bearing on accessibility, equal opportunity, collaboration and learning. SDAC strives to promote accessibility for all individuals with disabilities including faculty, staff, family, friends, guests of the University, and members of the community.