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Disability Accommodations

Access Statements

To promote disability access, we ask colleges, departments, and programs to include statements about the availability of assistance on their materials and promotional items. Providing information about how to request accommodations creates a welcoming environment for persons with disabilities. The advance notice of participants’ needs makes it easier to plan and implement accommodations. If you are not sure about how to respond to questions about accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Office for Disability Accommodations (ODA) at 601.266.5024 (Hattiesburg) or 228.214.3232 (Gulf Coast campuses). 

Below are three model statements that are designed for use in literature for events, on web pages, or on publications. You should be able to adapt one to almost any situation. However, if you have questions, please contact the ODA. Please note that these statements are not intended to replace the approved ADA Syllabus Statement that should be included on all course syllabi.


For Events 

To appear on brochures, flyers, posters and other announcements for events such as workshops, seminars, organizational meetings, sporting events, camps, etc.:

"If special assistance or auxiliary aids are needed to accommodate a disability, please contact John Doe at 601.123.4567 or to discuss accommodations at least one week prior to {the event}."

On Web Pages 

To appear as text on web pages if you are not sure of usability:

"If you have difficulty accessing any portions of this Web site with adaptive technology or because of a disability, please contact John Doe at 601.123.4567 or"

On Publications 

To appear on catalogs, brochures, and other University publications:

"If you need to request this information in an alternate format, such as electronic file, large print, audio or braille, please contact John Doe at 601.123.4567 or"

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Office for Disability Accommodations

Bond Hall 114
118 College Drive #8586
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Hardy Hall 233
730 East Beach Blvd
Long Beach, MS 39560

Gulf Park Campus

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