OA Mission, Vision, and Values

OA Mission, Vision, and Values



The Office of Accessibility (OA) works to ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate fully in their educational experience by facilitating accommodations, discourse, and engagement.


OA aims to empower Winthrop students toward self-advocacy, independence, and personal responsibility while providing disability-related education and guidance to the Winthrop community.


Inclusion, Empowerment, Integrity


The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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.

Last Updated: 3/10/20