Mason is committed to ensuring members of the Mason community are afforded equivalent access to the university’s programs and services. To learn more about the support services in place to aid with this mission, see below:
The Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) opens a new window works to ensure individuals with disabilities are afforded equivalent access to the university’s ICT resources. This is accomplished through a unified collaboration among all department units. This includes but is not limited to the following:
- The provision of accessible text to students and staff (referral only) with document print disabilities,
- The provision of post-production captions, transcripts, and audio description,
- Assistive technology assessments, training, and support, as well as
- Web accessibility testing and monitoring for Mason websites and classroom technologies.
For more information, contact the ATI opens a new window (or by phone, 703-993-4329). Additional ATI resources available below:
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) opens a new window opens a new window office houses the ADA coordinator who is responsible for facilitating reasonable accommodations for Mason employees with disabilities. The ADA coordinator also addresses complaints of discrimination based on disability for all members of the Mason community and visitors.
Contact DEI opens a new window for more information or to make an appointment with the ADA coordinator, call 703-993-8730. Additional ADA resources available below:
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) opens a new window office provides a wide range of services to students, faculty, and staff. Services are provided by a staff of professional counseling and clinical psychologists, social workers, and counselors. CAPS individual and group counseling, workshops and outreach programs are designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance. Contact CAPS opens a new window for more information, call 703-993-2380.
Additional CAPS resources are listed below:
The Writing Center opens a new window offers many resources for students and employees such as writing tutors, writing tips and handouts, ESL (English as a second language) support, and more. Contact the Writing Center opens a new window for more information.
Additional Writing Center resources are listed below:
The Math Tutoring Center opens a new window is located on the Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center, Room 334. They provide general tutoring for freshman and sophomore math classes. Free walk-in tutoring is available for all Mason students enrolled in classes up to Math 290.
Additional Math Tutoring Services below:
Disability Services (DS) opens a new window at George Mason University determines and coordinates services and accommodations for students with disabilities. DS works with a variety of students with documented disabilities. Services can include, but are not limited to examination accommodations, use of a recorder or listening device, use of a note taker, priority registration, reduced course load and provision of sign language interpreters. All accommodations are arranged on a case-by-case basis.
Contact DS opens a new window directly for questions or more information, call 703-993-2474. Additional DS resources available below:
Below you will find some useful local, regional, and national resources:
- US Dept. of Education – Office of Civil Rights opens a new window – Ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.
- Disability.gov opens a new window – Designed to provide people with disabilities with the information they need to know quickly and easily. The site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology, and transportation.
- National Federation for the Blind (NFB) opens a new window – NFB is the nation’s largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. The web site offers links to scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances, and the development and evaluation of technology.
- National Association of the Deaf (NAD) opens a new window – NAD is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more. The NAD also carries out its federal advocacy work through coalition efforts with specialized national deaf and hard of hearing organizations, as well as coalitions representing national cross-disability organizations.
- Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services (DARS) opens a new window – Collaborates with public and private sectors to provide and advocate for the highest quality services that empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and full inclusion into society.
- Northern Virginia Resource Center: For Deaf & Hard of Hearing opens a new window – Empowers individuals and their families through education, advocacy and community involvement.
- Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) opens a new window – Ensures Virginians of all ages and abilities can acquire the appropriate, affordable assistive and information technologies and services they need to participate in society as active citizens.
- Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) opens a new window – Committed to providing quality services to assist Virginia’s citizens who are blind, deafblind, or vision impaired in achieving their maximum level of employment, education, and personal independence.
- Brain Injury Services opens a new window – Brain Injury Services assists over hundreds of individuals and families in the Northern Virginia region who have experienced the devastating effects of brain injury, stroke, and concussion. They provide assistance through case management, specialized programs, and multiple support groups. Services extend throughout Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg, Winchester, and the surrounding counties.