The ODA works in partnership with faculty and staff to eliminate or minimize barriers in the educational environment and facilitate inclusion on campus by determining reasonable accommodations that will enable every student to have equal access to the full range of UNT programs and services.

The ODA collaborates with all members of the University community to improve access for students with disabilities in these ways:

  • Determine and assisting with the implementation of reasonable academic accommodations
  • Providing education on access and inclusion
  • Partnering with University offices to ensure physical and technological access
Staff Members at ODA Event
Deaf Connect
Created in 2017, this group was established to foster community for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at UNT.  
Four Students Posing for a Group Photo at Eagle Insomnia
ASD Connect
Starting in Fall 2021 the Office of Disability Access will offer a group serving neurodivergent students. 
committee meeting
ODA Advisory Commitee
ODA Advisory Committee helps ODA better meet the needs of UNT students with disabilities by providing suggestions for improvements to service delivery and general campus access; 
Faculty Members Posing for A Photo Doing The Eagle Claw
Visually Impaired Connect
In Fall 2019, the Office of Disability Access began a group to connect UNT students with blindness and visual impairments to foster community and support.

Our Purpose

The Office of Disability Access (ODA) at the University of North Texas exists to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability and to help students reach a higher level of independence.

Our caring and professional staff helps students learn more about their disabilities, provide accommodations coordination, develop techniques to facilitate individual learning styles, learn how to talk to faculty and staff about your needs and develop strategies to achieve goals. We also offer evaluation referral, assistive technology services, and American Sign Language interpreting and CART services for academic needs and campus programs. 

The Office of Disability Access does not offer disability evaluation and/or testing, tutoring/academic coaching, personal expenses or attendants, or scholarships. We do provide resource and referral information