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Office of Disability Services

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Welcome to Disability Services

NOTICE: The Office of Disability Services moved to 100 Dunford Hall first (1st) floor, formerly Career Services.

Welcome to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Office of Disability Services (ODS). The staff of the ODS are dedicated to opening doors of equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The ODS assists students with documented disabilities by determining their eligibility for services and then working with students to determine reasonable accommodations and services which will, in turn, give the student equal access to the University.

It is important for students to remember that it is their responsibility to request disability services in the post-secondary setting, and they can start the process here at ODS.

The University of Tennessee is a caring and supportive community with high academic and personal expectations for each student, and our office will help students to recognize their potential by removing potential barriers to their education. We are glad that you are here, and we look forward to working with you.


The mission of ODS is to partner with the campus community in creating equitable access for eligible students while promoting disability-inclusive diversity.  

ODS accomplishes this mission by coordinating reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, such as:

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Blind / Low Vision
  • Chronic Health
  • Deaf / Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mobility
  • Psychological / Mental Health
  • Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury