Student Disability Services

The 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.

SDS Connection Process

  1. Gather your medical/professional documentation: Documentation Guidelines

  2. Submit a request(s) for accommodations to Student Disability Services for review:

    Request for Letters of Accommodations (Classroom)
    Request for Housing Accommodations

    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. Please set up an appointment time if you wish to deliver your documentation.

  3. Submit a summary of what barriers you are encountering in the learning environment. Likewise, please include what accommodations you may have utilized in the past that have helped you and any specific requests that you may have. Part of this step includes scheduling a brief meeting (approx. 30 min) to discuss your summary

    Once this information is submitted, you will receive communication from an SDS representative to finalize the process. However, if you have further questions about the process, contact us as soon as possible. Questions can be sent to Michelle Beasley, Manager of Student Disability Services, via email at or call (210) 829-3997.

NOTE: All letters of accommodations are being sent to faculty electronically upon the student’s request to this office. Accommodations are not retroactive and begin the day the professor receives the letter of accommodation from Student Disability Services.

After the initial registration with Student Disability Services, students are responsible for submitting a new request for classroom accommodations each subsequent semester. No further documentation is needed unless additional accommodations are needed. An individualized assessment will be conducted to determine reasonable accommodations.

Contact Us

Administration Building, Suite 51
4301 Broadway, CPO #295
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-3997

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

  • Students: Monica Ayala Jimenez, (210) 805-3005
  • Employees: Annette Thompson, (210) 283-5091
  • General Public: Sam McDaniel, (210) 829-6035