About the Center for Accessibility Services

The Center for Accessibility Services (CAS) is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for individuals living with disabilities. The CAS serves and supports students, parents, and visitors seeking reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The office is dedicated to the ongoing goal of access and inclusion so that an individual may fully participate in the university experience. 

CAS is RESPONSIVE, RESILIENT, and REAL by promoting the following objectives:

  • Promote equal access in curricular and co-curricular activities within the university setting.
  • Empower students to self-advocate for needed resources.
  • Create environments that are accessible, diverse, and inclusive.

How Can We Help You Today?

How to schedule an appointment at CAS

CAS requires 2 business days advance notice for appointments. You may schedule appointments up to 2 weeks in advance.

  • Open your ACCESS CAS homepage, select the Appointment tab
  • Fill out the search fields:
  • Select which type of appointment you are requesting and select DONE
  • Date range
  • Time range
  • CAS Coordinator
  • Day of the week
  • Select which date and time you would like to request
  • Confirm all of the information on the pop-up is correct and include any additional notes you would like to communicate
  • Once complete, select SUBMIT REQUEST. (You have booked your appointment and you will receive a confirmation email. 

Submit a Semester Request for Accommodations

How to submit a Semester Request

Student registered with CAS must submit a semester request each semester they would like to utilize their accommodations.

  • Open your ACCESS CAS homepage and select the Accommodation dropdown menu
  • Select Semester Request
  • Select ADD NEW
  • Select the semester from the semester dropdown menu
  • Select Review the Renewal: All accommodations will be checked for all courses.
  • If you have an accommodation you do not want to use, uncheck the box.
  • Select SUBMIT
  • An email confirmation will be sent to your Radford email.

CAS will review your request and you will receive an email notification when your access plan is sent to instructors.  

Name, Position, Specialty, and Caseload

Andrea Sharpe-Robinson, Director

Andrea Sharpe-Robinson

  • DEAF and Hard of Hearing
  • Radford University Carilion (RUC)
  • New River Community College (NRCC) Bridge
  • Waldron College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS)
  • College of Humanities & Behavior Science (CHBS) - interim
Kelly Woodward, Coordinator of Accessible Materials & Adaptive Technology Disability Service Specialist

Kelly Woodward
Coordinator of Accessible Materials & Adaptive Technology            
Access Specialist

  • Visual
  • Coordinates Assistive Technology
  • Davis College of Business and Economics (DCOBE) 
  • Artis College of Science and Technology (ACST)
  • College of Education & Human Development (CEHD)
  • College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR)

Katherine "Katie" Smith
Coordinator of Test Taking and Note Taking Services
Access Specialist

  • Autism   
  • Coordinates Test Proctoring on Main Campus
  • Coordinates Note Taking Support on Main Campus
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) 
  • Pre-Majors


Kathy Artom, Administrative Assistant

Kathy Artom
Administrative Assistant/Office Specialist

  • Registration Specialist
  • Work Studies 




Mary Francis
RUC - Coordinator of Student Wellness

  • Radford University Carilion (RUC)
  • Roanoke Higher Education Center (RHEC)
  • All Majors
  • All Disabilities