Welcome to Student Accessibility Services!

The University of New Hampshire and Student Accessibility Services (SAS) (formerly Disability Services for Students) take great pride in promoting the development of students and the personal independence necessary to succeed academically and beyond. SAS provides services to students who have permanent or temporary disabilities, including students with physical or learning disabilities and students with health issues (mental or physical) which impact their UNH experience. We seek to create a welcoming, universally accessible environment where all students are able to participate in the myriad aspects of the UNH experience.

Students have the right (and responsibility) to self-disclose and make use of the services available. To begin this process, students are encouraged to contact SAS to discuss what services, resources, and accommodations exist. The choice – to use or not – is yours. Make an informed choice.

We invite you to connect with us to learn about the options available. If at any time you cannot access forms or pages on this site and need to request an accessible format, please email SAS.office@unh.edu; we will provide you with the accessible format. Click on the icons below to get started! 

This video will walk you through the Intake Form process. NOTE: You can turn captions on/off and/or go to full screen.

SAS News and Updates

Looking for resources for incoming students?

Gets tips on navigating campus with this guide to language & terminology, building names, and available resources.

Get guidance around when to establish yourself with SAS and learn some strategies for success at UNH and beyond.


In the News

updated September 11, 2019

Read "Thinking Beyond ADA Compliance: How to Make Astronomy Accessible," a white paper about policies, practices, and strategies to increase participation of astronomers with disabilities.

Read "In 2 Essay Collections, Writers With Disabilities Tell Their Own Stories," book reviews of Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times and Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People.

Read "Nike Embracing Universal Design," about the forthcoming Nike Air Zoom UNVRS, which utilizes a new system to ensure that a broad base of people can independently take it on and off. The shoe will debut on the feet of Elena Delle Donne, of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Olympic gold medalist. Delle has worked with Nike to create the shoe using insight from her sister, Lizzie, who has cerebral palsy and autism and is also deaf and blind.

Read "Blind Man Invents ‘Smart Cane’ That Uses Google Maps and Sensors to Identify Surroundings," about a “smart cane” which uses ultrasonic sensors to warn the user of objects and obstacles through vibrations in the handle.

Read and/or listen to "A Blind Man Fulfills Mission To Make Legos Accessible For Visually Impaired," about a new program for downloadable audio and Braille instruction sets for visually-impaired Lego enthusiasts.

Read and/or view "This Viral TikTok From A Deaf Creator Is Moving People To Learn Sign Language," from Chrissy Marshall, a 19-year-old content creator in Los Angeles, who posts on YouTube and TikTok about her disability and about American Sign Language.

In The News archive.


**Sonocent Notetaking Software**

"I never used to go back and review my notes but now I do. I wish I had it last year, it would have been so beneficial.”
-Caroline, UNH student

Sonocent is a notetaking software that allows students to record lectures on a laptop or mobile device, color highlight information, import presentation slides or diagrams next to the audio files, and include text notes. The recordings are broken up into smaller chunks of information each time it detects a pause to make audio easier to organize.

SAS is providing a limited number of students access to this software that is available in Windows and Mac. The Sonocent Link app is also available for iOS and Android.

Please visit the Sonocent website to find out more about this software, its intent, and use. SAS hopes to assist and empower students in independent notetaking and effectiveness in the classroom.


Navigating UNH Guide

Don't know what some of UNH's acronyms mean? From having to navigate from Hoco to the GSR or needing a RAC time, some of these terms are foreign until you learn what they all mean. Visit our office for a Navigating UNH Guidebook or print a copy for yourself!


Technology Tips and Resources

"Back to School" technology planning

Check out our Educational Apps for Students page and explore the Free and Low-Cost iOS and Android Apps and resources available to assist students with Reading, Writing, Note-Taking, Study-Skills/Organization, and Brainstorming activities.

RWG Mac logo  FREE! Read&Write academic and literacy support software available on all computers in the Student Computing Clusters and available for free download to any UNH student, faculty, or staff.  More information is available on our Read&Write page.


Reminders

Accommodation Letters: SAS would like to remind students to send your accommodation letter(s) at the start of each semester via ClockWork. You no longer need to make an appointment with the office to access your letters! Simply log in to ClockWork to request your letter(s). You can send letters anytime. There is no deadline.


Opportunities

Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities and Disabled Veterans
People with disabilities and disabled veterans can find the jobs they have been looking for. Companies including AT&T, Bank of America, UPS, Kaiser, Compucom, USAA, Honeywell and hundreds of others are all looking to hire people with disabilities and disabled veterans.

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

List of Scholarship Opportunities for Students!
A comprehensive list of (mostly) disability-related financial opportunities and scholarships. Updated regularly!

COLA Study Abroad Programs
Access more about these programs, including application materials, details about information sessions, and their upcoming events schedule.


Our Campus Partners

University Advising Center
Internships, job search strategies, career exploration, resources, and more!
Campus Recreation 
Providing educational experiences through recreation opportunities that enhance healthy lifestyles!
Career Services (Paul College) 
Provides a comprehensive career-planning program to Paul College students!
Center for Academic Resources (CFAR) 
Educational counselors and peer mentors can help you reach your academic goals!
Dimond Library 
Ask-A-Librarian. Chat/email for library research questions.
Discovery Program
Your core curriculum destination!
Housing & Residential Life
Offering a variety of options for a full-featured, convenient, and safe home!
Northeast Passage
Barrier-free recreation & health programs for individuals with disabilities!
Study Abroad
More than 500 study abroad & exchange programs!
Transportation
Explore all things UNH transit and parking!

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