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Access. Empowerment. Inclusion.

The Center for Accessibility Services (CAS) is committed to the ongoing goal of access and inclusion so that all individuals on campus can fully participate in the university experience.  CAS serves and supports students, family members and visitors seeking reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Center for Accessibility Services (CAS) is the department on campus that approves official disability related accommodations that have been determined as reasonable through a completed interactive process with a student and the CAS offices.

CAS works with students on an individualized, case-by-case basis and engages in the interactive process. The interactive process is designed to allow the student, Access Specialist, and medical professionals to work together to determine barriers related to disability that substantially impact major life activitie(s) and what accommodation(s) may be reasonable for the student. 

Students registered with the Center for Accessibility Services please note the following dates:

Students must submit a semester request to receive academic accommodations for each semester. Access Plans are not sent to professors unless a Semester Request has been submitted.  The student is responsible for selecting which approved accommodations they desire to use in each course(s). 

It is the student’s responsibility to inform the Center for Accessibility Services (CAS) that they are seeking an accommodation based on disability. A student notifying other departments or persons on campus about a disability does not inform the Center for Accessibility Services.

A reasonable accommodation is one that would allow an individual with a disability to compete at the same level as their peers without changing the fundamental nature of the program or activity.

  • Spring Semester 2023 will open January 9, 2023 to submit a semester request. 
  • Students can request their accommodations for all classes (online, asynchronous, split, blended, face to face, etc.). The course type may determine what accommodations may be available.
  • Remember accommodations are not in place until you have talked with your instructor and both have agreed to and e-signed your Access Plan.

If at any time you would like to review accommodations or would like us to attend faculty meetings with you, contact CAS at cas@radford.edu

Congratulations to our Fall 2022 Survey Winner.

CAS Fall 2022 Survey Prize Winner

Thank you to all the CAS students who participated in the CAS Fall 2022 Survey. Your feedback enables CAS to provide specific and effective services. While CAS sends out a survey each semester, CAS students are encouraged to provide feedback on your experiences at any time by contacting the CAS office.