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Health and Counseling Services

Health and Counseling Services

Office of Accessibility 

Crawford First Floor
803/323-4585  (fax)

Watch an Introduction to the Office of Accessibility

Mission Statement

The Office of Accessibility (OA) helps to create an accessible campus community where students with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate fully in their educational experience at Winthrop University. 


  • To coordinate and provide reasonable accommodations and services
  • To advocate for students with disabilities through the removal of physical, informational, and attitudinal barriers
  • To empower students toward self-advocacy, independence, and personal responsibility
  • To create learning opportunities to enhance an understanding of disability culture and applicable laws

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is civil rights legislation that upholds and extends Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Title II of the ADA states: No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity (42 USC 12132).

The faculty and staff of Winthrop University are committed to providing educational opportunities to all students. The Office of Accessibility (OA) serves as a liaison between students with disabilities and the Winthrop community to ensure full access to programs and services.

Hours and Location

The Office of Accessibility (OA) is located on the first floor of Crawford Building in Suite 6.

Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, and Friday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

For more information call 803/323-3290 (V/TDD).

Office of Accessibility brochure (pdf - 378 kb)

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