Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services - General Information

Individuals with mobility impairment who have a verifiable necessity to access specific programs and activities offered in the Genevieve Tarlton Dougherty Fine Arts Center should submit a request for accommodation at Current UIW students may contact Student Disability Services for assistance at (210) 829-3997. All other individuals may contact Sam McDaniels, Sec. 504 & ADA Coordinator for the General Public, at (210) 829-6035.

Disability collageThe University of the Incarnate Word is committed to providing a supportive, challenging, diverse, and integrated environment for all students.

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Subpart E and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University ensures accessibility to its programs, services and activities for students with documented disabilities.

Accessibility is accomplished through the provision of a wide variety of services tailored to each student’s documented needs and strengths.

To qualify for services, the student must provide the Office of Student Disability Services with the appropriate documentation of his or her disability at the time services and/or accommodations are requested.


  1. Gather your medical / professional documentation: DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES
  2. Submit the documentation along with request(s) for accommodations to Student

Disability Services for review.

Documentation can be uploaded within the online 'request for letters of accommodation' form above. Otherwise, it can be faxed or delivered to Student Disability Services.

3. Contact Michelle Beasley, Coordinator of Student Disability Services

Email or call (210) 829-3997 to set up an appointment to finalize your registration with Student Disability Services and to review your accommodations.

NOTE: Students are responsible to pick up their completed letters of accommodation from Student Disability Services and deliver to their professors to discuss as soon as possible as classes begin. Accommodations are not retroactive and begin the day the professor receives the letter of accommodation from the student.

After the initial registration with Student Disability Services, students wishing to receive classroom accommodations for each subsequent semester must submit a "request for letters of accommodation" form each time that they register for new classes.

Student Disability Services

Administration Building - Room 105
4301 Broadway, CPO #286
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-3997- Office
(210) 829-6078- Fax

Click here to access the SDS Student Handbook

Click here to access the campus map indicating handicap accessibility and emergency telephones

The name(s) and telephone number(s) of the Section 504 and ADA Coordinator(s) for the University of the Incarnate Word (University) are:

The persons named below serve the groups indicated:

  • Students: Sandy McMakin, 210-805-3005
  • Employees: Annette Thompson, 210-283-5091
  • General Public: Sam McDaniel, 210-829-6035

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