Disability Resources

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Disability Resources

The University of Texas at Austin strives to create an community that fosters an open and supportive learning, teaching, and working environment. This site gathers helpful resources that are housed within Institutional Accessibility and Accommodation and around campus.

Accessible Maps: Doors, Parking, and Construction Updates
ADA Transition Plan

The University of Texas at Austin is actively working to improve accessibility across campus. University stakeholders developed updates to UT Austin’s ADA transition plan to provide a framework for achieving equal access to UT Austin’s programs, activities, and services within a reasonable timeframe.

Successful implementation of the ADA Transition Plan depends upon several factors including adequate budget and personnel. This document will help UT Austin stakeholders and campus leadership prioritize investments in upgrading campus spaces and facilities to align with federal and state accessibility standards.

The transition plan is an evolving document and progress updates will be shared annually.

Access to this document requires that you authenticate with your UT EID. If you do not have a UT EID, you will need to apply for a UT EID or complete and submit an Open Records Request to view the UT Austin’s ADA Transition Plan.


Animals on Campus

UT Austin allows individuals to bring animals on university property in accordance with federal and state laws and in other situations subject to the rules outlined in the HOP 3-3011: Animals on Campus policy. We have also created additional Animals on Campus Guidelines.

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Campus Testing Center

The Campus Testing Center is a centralized testing location that helps with in-person accommodated tests. Students must be registered with Disability and Access (D&A) to use this service.

Captioning Services

Captions are the text representation of works and other important audio information that are synced with a video. UT Austin offers captioning services upon request through ITS.

Contact Institutional Accessibility and Accommodation

Institutional Accessibility and Accommodation is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state laws and regulations that pertain to people with disabilities. 

Disability and Access (for Students)

Disability and Access (D&A) ensures students with disabilities have equal access to their academic experiences at UT Austin. They also have resources for faculty and staff who need help or guidance on providing students with academic accommodations.

Disability Cultural Center

The Disability Cultural Center serves as a way for the campus community to connect and collaborate. The group's mission is to educate and advocate for disabled students, faculty, staff and all members of the university community, as well as to help create more equitable spaces for disabled people on campus.

Disabled Faculty and Staff Association (DFSA)

The Disabled Faculty and Staff Association (DFSA) serves UT Austin faculty and staff who identify as disabled, Deaf, neurodivergent, chronically ill, having a mental health disability, or undiagnosed (among many other intersectional identities they may hold). This group recognizes that there are similarities and differences between these identities, with diverse needs, and all are acknowledged and welcome.

Electronic Information Resources (EIR)

The State of Texas has adopted rules that govern accessibility in the procurement process of electronic and information resources (EIR). Learn more about Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), procurement guidance, and more.

Employee Workplace Accommodations

Learn about the employee workplace accommodation process and find request forms, healthcare provider cover letters, contact information, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a faculty member, staff member, current student, incoming/prospective student, or even a visitor on our campus with disabilities, you may have questions. These are some of our Frequently Asked Questions when it comes to disability services and accommodations on campus.


The University offers multiple options for individuals seeking to address concerns or to file a grievance in a prompt and fair manner. Learn more about the process and find contact information for UT Austin departments and federal agencies.

Interpreting and CART Services

If you are in need of an American Sign Language interpreter or CART services, with enough notice UT Austin can help provide it for you.

Job Applicants with Disabilities

Job applicants with disabilities may request accommodations during the hiring process or even with the application itself. 

Parking at the University

Visit the Disability/ADA Parking information page to learn more and see a map of where accessible parking spaces are located.

Report a Barrier on Campus

We want to know about any physical barriers you may encounter on your journey through campus. Use our form to report a barrier so we can review and create an action plan.

Web Accessibility

The Web Publishing pages offer guidance for ensuring public university websites and university applications (whether they are externally acquired/purchased or created in-house) are accessible.