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Disability Services Office for Students

The Disability Services Office at the University of Hawai’i–West Oʻahu is dedicated to providing a supportive environment where students with disabilities (incoming and current students) will be provided with equal access to help students towards achieving academic success. Our staff will provide reasonable accommodations  that are tailored to each student’s needs with the goal of removing barriers to access to the greatest extent possible.

Last updated: Spring 2024

Our Commitment & Mission

The University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu (UHWO) is committed to making its educational and employment opportunities accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) , Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) , Chapter 489 of the Hawai’i Revised Statutes, the University of Hawai’i system-wide policy “Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action” A9.900, and the University of Hawaiʻi system-wide policy “University Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action” E1.202. By providing full access to qualified students and employees with disabilities, UH West Oʻahu demonstrates its belief that the community will benefit from the skills and talents of these individuals. As an equal opportunity employer, UH West Oʻahu does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the hiring, promotion, and retention of otherwise qualified faculty and staff.

Our mission is to provide a supportive environment to our qualified students by providing reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access.

The Process

A Guide to Applying for Academic Accomodations

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Step 1 – Complete the intake form & (optional) submit supporting documents. https://bit.ly/uhwoada

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Step 2 – Disability Coordinator will send you a confirmation email and next steps. 

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Step 3 – Meet with Disability Coordinator to engage in the interactive process.

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Step 4 – Approved accommodations will be sent to your instructor(s).

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Step 5 – Student is required to keep an open line of communication with instructors.

A guide to Applying for Academic Accomodations.

  1. Complete the intake form & submit supporting documents. https://bit.ly/uhwoada
  2. Disability Coordinator will send you a confirmation of receipt email and next steps.
  3. Meet with Disability Coordinator
  4. Approved accommodations will be sent to your professor(s).
  5. Student is responsible for also making arrangements with Professor(s) to discuss accomodations.

Need to send us confidential documents?

Securely send us documents using the UH FileDrop service: https://www.hawaii.edu/filedrop/.

Use uhwoada@hawaii.edu when specifying the recipient email.

Please note that documentation is not needed to start the process in applying for academic accommodations. However, documentation will be needed 30 business days after the completion of the intake meeting. 

Coordinator of Disability

Christina Pascua-Galdiano, Ed.D.

Coordinator of Disability Support & Success