Accessibility Resources

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental values at Virginia Commonwealth University, and we are committed to providing access to individuals with disabilities to our programs, activities and services, including courses and websites.

Whether you’re a student who needs extra time on an exam, a visitor looking for accessible parking or an employee who desires accommodations to perform essential functions of your job, we offer resources to ensure you can take advantage of all that Virginia Commonwealth University has to offer. 

Should you have any questions or should you need assistance with information on this site, please contact the university Accessibility Administrator serving as the ADA/504 Coordinator by calling the main number of the Equity and Access Services at (804) 828-1347.

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All VCU shuttles are accessible, and VCU Parking and Transportation provides maps of accessible parking.

VCU provides accommodations to ensure students with disabilities have equal educational opportunities and experiences.

Equity and Access Services (EAS) ADA unit provides resources and support for employees with disabilities consistent with state and federal law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. It also collaborates with the Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity office (SAEO), the Division for Academic Success (DAS) and departments across the university to ensure access to university programs, services and activities.

To begin the disclosure and accommodation process or to pass along an accessibility concern you’ve noted on campus, access the site below and following instructions.  If you need assistance in this process, contact the EAS main line at (804) 828-1347.

VCU Libraries offers a number of services and resources for visitors with disabilities, such as individualized library orientations and assitive technology, at both of its locations. 

There are many ways that faculty can make their courses and course materials accessible to students with disabilities. The following units provide resources and assistance:

  • Academic accommodations and services: Faculty seeking information about accommodations and services available to students with disabilities should consult the Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity office (Monroe Park Campus) or the Division for Academic Success (MCV Campus).
  • Academic technologies: The Learning Systems department provides workshops and consultations to help faculty use university-supported eLearning applications and tools, as well as recommendations for making course content accessible.
  • ALT Lab and Online@VCU: Through workshops, online resources and individual consultations, both groups provide specific pedagogically focused guidance for faculty teaching with technology and can assist with making course materials accessible.
  • Captioning: VCU provides guidelines, definitions and approved vendors to help employees caption videos and audio recordings so they are accessible to all users.
  • Procurement: VCU’s Office of Procurement Services can assist in identifying vendors who can meet accessibility needs and in creating appropriate agreements.

All public-facing VCU websites, including any web content, must comply with VCU’s web standards for accessibility, which follow the WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility standards. VCU provides specific guidance, training and technical assistance to the Web Users Group and Social Media Administrators Group through their meetings and listservs. Any unit with a website or social media account must have a representative in the appropriate group(s).

  • VCU Web Standards and Guidelines
  • Sign up for Web Users Group listerv.
  • Sign up for the Social Media Administrators Group.
  • AChecker: This tool scans webpages for accessibiility compliance issues based on the WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility standard.
  • Captioning: VCU provides guidelines, definitions and approved vendors to help employees caption videos and audio recordings so they are accessible to all users.
  • SiteImprove: This software continually crawls and analyzes webpages for accessibility errors, broken links, and spelling mistakes; results are then summarized in a dashboard for helpful insight into fixing the errors.
  • Social media: Questions concerning captioning and accessibility on social media sites can be directed to socialmedia@vcu.edu.
  • Procurement: VCU’s Office of Procurement Services can assist in identifying vendors who can meet accessibility needs and in creating appropriate agreements.

Have an ADA or accessibility concern?

Please email VCU’s ADA coordinator at adaservices@vcu.edu, or fill out the Campus Accessibility Concern Form

Experiencing an accessibility problem on a VCU website?

If you come across an accessibility issue on a VCU website, please let us know by emailing webmaster@vcu.edu.

Making VCU websites accessible

VCU’s web standards for accessibility help guide web creators toward practices that make their sites easier for everyone to use.