The mission of the Disability Services Department (DSD) is to promote the academic success of students with disabilities (SWD) through high-quality educational assistance, faculty and staff seminars, workshops and training, and assistive technology training for all students, faculty, staff and administrators.
Disability Services at Norfolk University consists of a hierarchal structure to include the Director of Disability Services/ADA Coordinator; Coordinator Disability Services (DS); Coordinator Assistive Technology Laboratory (AT Lab); and International Student Services/Disability Services Administrative Staff person.
DSD encompasses the daily function of the DS office, the AT Lab, and the Counselors-In-Residence (CIR) Program. It reconciles administrative, faculty, staff and students' issues as they pertain to the policies and procedures, rights and responsibilities in compliance with, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as set forth in the DS Faculty and Student Handbook. DSD adheres to the needs and requests of the University-at-Large and all other pertinent professional organizations, remaining heedful of the University's long-range goals and mission. DSD collaborates with international, national, state and local organizations, institutions and colleges to enhance and promote the educational experience of SWD in higher education.
Important Telephone Numbers
- Admissions Telephone: (757) 823-8396/Toll Free: 1-800-274-1821
- Registration Telephone: (757) 823-8229/8377