Mission Statement

Student and professor in art departmentThe mission of Student Accessibility Services is to work with students and campus partners to create an inclusive university experience for students with disabilities. We equip students with accommodations, remove barriers to educational access, and connect students with campus resources. We believe that a universally accessible campus benefits everyone.


In our commitment to social justice, Student Accessibility Services values disability as a form of diversity. With compassion and respect, we work with students and university partners to create an equitable educational experience.




It is the policy of The University of Maine to provide reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities. Federal law, the Rehabilitation Act of 1993, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Maine Human Rights Act established the rights of individuals with disabilities. These laws provide that the recipients of federal funds, employers, and places of public access shall make reasonable accommodation to the known physical, psychological, and learning limitations of an otherwise qualified person with a disability.