Office of Disability Services

Disability Accessibility Statement

Livingstone College is committed to providing an inclusive experience, accessible learning environments, and equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals needing reasonable accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services (704-216-6921).

Role of Office of Disability Services (ODS)

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) was created for the promotion of equity, access, and civil rights based on a disability. Consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) in addition to other federal, state, and local civil rights laws related to disability, ODS works diligently to provide an inclusive experience and equal opportunity at Livingstone College to individuals with disabilities.

Goals of ODS

  • Provide consultation, guidance, support and delivery of programming and services to the overall campus community, students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

  • Serve as advocates for individuals with disabilities while promoting independence, self-determination, and responsibility. 
  • Provide training and resources for faculty, staff, and administration around accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of changing regulations and policies regarding persons with disabilities, including: FERPA, Section 504, and the ADA, including ADA standards and regulations for Accessible Design; Fair Housing Act; Equal Employment Opportunity and other disability related civil rights law and regulations.

Disability Documentation

Disability documentation is needed with the accommodation request.  Appropriate and reasonable academic modifications, and auxiliary aids and services are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  Students may register with the ODS at any point, but it’s typically completed a few weeks before classes begin.  Students requesting disability accommodation will need to come to The Office of Disability Services in room 301 of the Price Building, or call 704-216-6921.  All FERPA documents must be completed by the student, prior to parental communication with the Office of Disability Services. Submitting 

Submitting Documentation

Due to confidentiality guidelines, the Office of Disability Services is unable to receive the disability documentation via email.

Materials may be securely submitted by the following:

  • Hand delivery to the Office of Disability Services

  • United States Postal Service

  • Anna Kanode
    Administrative Assistant
    (704) 216-6921

    Tarsha Winston Reid, Ph.D.
    Dean of Education, Psychology, and Social Work
    Coordinator of Teacher Education
    Coordinator of Disability Services
    Associate Professor
    (704) 216-6899

Individuals are encouraged to keep copies of all disability documentation submitted for personal record.