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!
Check out pre-arrival programs, which allow students to meet other entering students and upper-class students in small groups.
Gets tips on navigating campus with this guide to language & terminology, building names, and available resources.
Get guidance around advising and course selection with this handy guide to self-disclosure and choosing the right courses for you.
updated August 7, 2019
Read "On Being Black and ‘Disabled But Not Really’," reflections on a recent episode of Queer Eye which featured wheelchair user and nonprofit founder Wesley Hamilton, written by fellow wheelchair user and woman of color Imani Barbarin - author of disability rights blog Crutches & Spice.
Read the transcript or listen to the audio of "How violinist Gaelynn Lea is redefining who can be a musician," an interview with a violinist & songwriter with osteogenesis imperfecta (also called brittle bone disease).
Read "Accessible Fitness: Tips for Assessing College Recreation Facilities for Students with Disabilities," by Annie Tulkin, founder and director of the nonprofit Accessible College.
Read "FFORA Is a New Line of Functional and Fashionable Accessories for Wheelchair Users," an interview with Lucy Jones, Parsons School of Design graduate who has cerebral palsy and founded the company FFORA.
Read "First-of-its-kind Wheelchair Finally Gives Visitors With Disabilities Access to Scenic Hiking Trails at National Parks," and learn about the Access Pass at the National Park Service which gives free entry to all US citizens & permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
"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!