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.email@example.com; we will provide you with the accessible format. Click on the icons below to get started!
Gets tips on navigating campus with this guide to language & terminology, building names, and available resources.
updated September 18, 2019
Read "Portsmouth is improving its accessibility," a letter to the editor of local newspaper Fosters, written by a local wheelchair user who includes a useful link to Access Navigators, who provide accessibility guides to various New England communities – including Durham, NH.
Read "Alie B. Gorrie puts spotlight on disabled performers in new Amazon series," about one of the hosts of the new program ABLE: a series. “ABLE aims to fill a gap of missing conversations within the entertainment world. In a series of quirky episodes, our hosts join various figures in film, television, theatre, and entertainment with real experiences in and with the disabled and neurodiverse communities to discuss how storytellers can create more representative and truthful narratives.”
Read "Brandeis University chooses disability rights activist as 2020 Richman Distinguished Fellow," about disability rights activist Rebecca Cokley, chosen by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life for this honor. Cokley spent several years serving in former President Barack Obama’s administration in both the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services before serving as executive director of the National Council on Disability.
Read "Do You Hear What I Hear? My Journey Of Perseverance," about Intel’s VP and General Manager of Digital Business Solutions Information Technology, who was diagnosed with hearing impairment as a college student.
Read "Jillian Mercado On Being A Disabled Latina Model: ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’," about her journey into the world of fashion as a person with muscular dystrophy who uses an electric wheelchair.
photo of Jillian Mercado taken by Nolwen Cifuen for Huffington Post
In The News archive.
"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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
University Advising Center
Internships, job search strategies, career exploration, resources, and more!
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!
Ask-A-Librarian. Chat/email for library research questions.
Your core curriculum destination!
Housing & Residential Life
Offering a variety of options for a full-featured, convenient, and safe home!
Barrier-free recreation & health programs for individuals with disabilities!
More than 500 study abroad & exchange programs!
Explore all things UNH transit and parking!