Student Disability Services

Special Announcement

The Office of Student Disability Services is currently open to in-person visitors, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  However, we will continue to offer phone and virtual appointments. If visiting in person, it is recommended that you make an appointment in advance. When coming to the office, be sure to wear your face mask and have your Cardinal Health Check verification available to show before entering. In observance of social distancing guidelines, the number of visitors in the office at any given time will be reduced to two persons. 

If you would like to make an appointment in advance, please contact Student Disability Services at (210) 829-3997 or (210) 829-3104. 

Know this, Cardinal:  Your health and wellbeing are of utmost importance and at the heart of our Mission.  As a community, we offer our prayers for all of those affected by COVID-19 and all those who care for them.

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.

Registering with Student Disability Services it's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Gather your medical / professional documentation: Documentation Guidelines
  2. Submit the documentation along with request(s) for accommodations to Student Disability Services for review.
  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.

Contact Us

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

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