About Disability Services
DSS Vision and Mission
Disability Services for Students. Disability Services for Students works with students and all units of URI to create inclusive and sustainable learning and working environments. We facilitate access, discourse, and involvement through innovative services, programs, leadership, and collaboration.
In response to the ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act 2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, we promote academic success, self-advocacy, and equal opportunity through education, awareness, and the understanding that disability is a matter of cultural diversity.
Additional duties of the office include:
- recommend and coordinate reasonable accommodations (exam, course, program, housing, transportation),
- encourage student development through self-advocacy and personal decision making,
- support student commitment to academic success and retention,
- provide information to faculty and administrators regarding disability awareness and inclusion.
Disability Services for Students, Dean of Students Office,
Division of Student Affairs.
Disability Services for Students is part of the Dean of Students Office in the Division of Student Affairs. Our office currently consists of our Assistant Dean/Director, three fulltime Coordinators, one Graduate Assistant, and several undergraduate Technical Accommodation Assistants. In addition, we hire approximately 150 students to help us provide class notes adapted texts, or other supports for eligible students. Each of us is committed to equal opportunity for all members of the URI Community.
The office is open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We are closed on most Federal and State Holidays.
We work by individual appointment; please call us at 401-874-2098 (TT: via 711) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment with your counselor.