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Accessibility and Disability Services Staff

Accessibility and Disability Services

Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS) offers support and assistance to current and incoming Coastal Carolina University (CCU) students with disabilities and medical conditions by coordinating and implementing appropriate accommodations and providing resources and services as they relate to academics, university housing, dining and campus activities. ADS also functions as a source of information, educational outreach and advice, as well as a communication link among individuals with disabilities, faculty and staff, and the university community at large.

Recent benchmarking of peer and aspirant institutions highlights the need to grow and improve ADS at CCU which is currently underserving students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. Demographic information from the National Center for Education Statistics reports that 11 percent of undergraduate students identify as having a disability. ADS at CCU currently serves approximately 4 percent of the student population. ADS is staffed by a director, one learning specialist, and one testing center coordinator/front desk administrator; three total staff members. Accessibility and Disability Services will expand staffing to include one additional full-time learning specialist, along with part-time front desk assistance.