The University of Tampa fully supports the efforts and welfare of all its students. One such avenue of support lies in the provision of reasonable accommodations to eligible students who may have disabilities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). UT is fully committed to act in compliance with all ADA mandated requirements.
The University faculty and staff are mindful of the diversity of the student body and act in ways to promote the academic success of each individual. Academic Excellence Programs and Student Accessibility Services (SAS) are committed to the principles and practices of universal design and provides students with disabilities needed accommodations that equalize their access to the educational experience.
Our main goal is to encourage student growth towards self-advocacy and independence, and we will serve as a source of support and information for the student. Ultimately, the office believes in a student’s right to academic self-determination.
SAS actively promotes awareness of current disability issues and policies to the campus community.
Welcome to the Spring 2022 semester!
Current students: please reach out to us if you have any questions about generating your letter of accommodation. This letter of accommodation should be sent as soon as possible at the begininng of the semester in order to utilize your accommodations.
Who do you work with at SAS?
We organize the students that we work with based on last name. The following guide will be helpful in finding the SAS staff member you will work with regarding your accommodations:
Zach McDowell: Last Name A—K
Gabe Wright: Last Name L—Z
New Staff Member!
We are excited to welcome new staff to SAS! Please welcome academic program specialist for Student Accessibility Services, Charles “Gabe” Wright. We are thrilled to have Gabe, who brings a wealth of disability-related experience, most notably in his role as a teacher at a school for deaf folks and, most recently, as a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the state of Florida. Gabe will be working with students with last names L through Z.
The University of Tampa uses Accommodate by Symplicity to manage student accommodations. Students who have already been approved for accommodations on campus can log in to MyUTampa and select Accommodate to view their accommodations.
Requesting Accommodations for the First Time?
For more information about the accommodations process, view our Registering with a Disability page.
Free Online Assistive Technology for Students, Faculty and Staff
With students taking classes remotely, it is still important to be able to access assistive technology (AT) software. Home licenses for JAWS, ZoomText or Fusion is available for those located in the U.S. and Canada, free of charge. For those located outside of the previously listed locations, AT software solutions are in the works at this time. Learn more by visiting Freedom Scientific.
General Contact Information
Academic Excellence Programs
Student Accessibility Services
North Walker Hall
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Check out our Student Accessibility Services Newsletter! New starting this Fall 2021, the SAS Newsletter includes information related to policy updates, processes, and staffing updates. Check out the Fall 2021 newsletter.