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Use this listing to locate the Web sites and contact the disability support services coordinators of Virginia's colleges and universities.

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)


201 Burruss Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-6000 (ph)
http://www.vt.edu/

Admissions:

Admissions
540-231-6267 (ph)
vtadmiss@vt.edu
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For accommodations during the admissions process, please contact:
Admissions
540-231-6267 (ph)
vtadmiss@vt.edu

General Description:

Since its beginning in 1872, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, has evolved into a comprehensive university of national and international prominence. Located in Blacksburg, its is Virginia's largest university. Virginia Tech has eight colleges and a graduate school, the university has 60 bachelor's degree programs and 110 master's and doctoral degree programs.

Programs Description:

Services for Students with Disabilities Virginia Tech 150 Henderson Hall (0255) Blacksburg, VA 24061 540-231-3788 (office) 540-231-1740 (tty) 540-231-3232 (fax) http://www.ssd.vt.edu

Campus Enrollment

- Total number of students: 25
- Number of students with disabilities receiving services: 2 %

Campus Activities:

- Programs (undergraduate and graduate) in which students with disabilities enroll: All majors and programs

- Number of students with disabilities who graduated last year: 130

- Other campus activities:

Academic Accommodations:

- Course modifications - NO
- Course waivers - NO
- Course Substitutions:

  • Math - YES
  • Foreign language - YES
- Lecture notes, required readings, handouts and exams in alternative formats - YES
- Extended course time - NO
- Extended time to complete degree - NO
- Flexible class attendance requirements - NO
- Flexible in course requirements - NO
- Reduced course load with no consequences to financial aid / academic standing - NO
- Flexible in class scheduling - NO
- Arrangement for recorded texts and materials on campus or through the Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic - YES
- Alternative assignments - NO
- Assignments / syllabi in alternative formats - YES
- Use of aids in class:
  • Word processor - YES
  • Speller - YES
  • Dictionary - NO
  • Calculator - YES
- Priority seating in class - NO
- Notices to faculty about accommodations - YES

Testing Accommodations:

- Standardized tests in alternative formats - NO
- Alternative forms and formats - YES
- Extended time - YES
- Quiet, distraction free place for test taking - YES
- Use of calculator - YES
- Rest periods - NO

Auxiliary Aids and Services:

- Computerized early registration - NO
- Priority registration - NO
- Assistive technology:

  • LOOP system - YES
  • Sound alert system - YES
  • Visual warning system - YES
  • Real-time captioning - YES
  • CCTV (to magnify material) - YES
  • Adapted equipment in science or studio workshop - YES
  • Speech output devices - YES
  • Brailling services - YES
  • Large print materials / texts - YES
  • Accessible computers - YES
  • Text reading software - YES
- Developmental classes - NO
- Learning resource center - NO
- Mentoring program - NO
- Buddy system - NO
- Alternative formats for college / university document - YES

Support Staff

- Interpreters - YES
- Personal care assistants - NO
- Interagency service facilitator - NO
- Advisors - YES
- Career planning and counseling - YES
- Counseling services - YES
- Lab assistants - NO
- Note takers - YES
- Tutors - YES
- Readers - YES

Facilities

- Preferential dorm assignments - NO
- Accessible housing on campus - YES
- Accessible facilities (elevators, buildings ...) - YES
- Accessible transportation to campus - YES
- Accessible transportation on campus - YES
- Scribe, readers - YES
- Orientation program for incoming students with disabilities - YES
- Campus map in alternative format - YES
- Accessibility to student activities - YES
- Disabled student support group - NO
- Referral to testing / evaluation centers - YES


Disability Support Service Coordinators

Last update: 4-, 2004