Get started:

  1. Complete the Application for Disability Support Services.
  2. Request relevant documentation (testing, assessment, and/or a recent letter from your medical or mental health practitioner) that documents your disability, states how your disability impacts your education, and what accommodations are being requested.  Practitioners can send the documentation to us directly by email or fax. 
  3. Call Disability Support Services at 256.824.1997 to schedule an intake appointment.
  4. Complete a Letter of Accommodation Request and bring it with you to your scheduled intake appointment.

Next steps:

  • Once all the above steps are complete, a Letter of Accommodation (LOA) for that specific semester will be emailed to you at your UAH email address within two business days.
  • Print your Letter of Accommodation and provide paper copies to your professors. Professors appreciate having knowledge ahead of time to prepare, so feel free to email them a copy with a short email letting them know you will be attending their class before classes begin. When you meet, provide each professor with a paper copy of your LOA and ask them to sign the Letter of Accommodation Receipt form. After signatures are collected, turn the LOA receipt form back into Disability Support Services by email or in person.


It is necessary to complete and submit a new Letter of Accommodation Request to DSS each semester to activate your accommodations. 

Accommodations do not begin until you have shared your LOA for the current semester with your professor and they have signed the LOA receipt form.