The Balancing Act: How UAB DSS Addressed Meeting Both Students and Faculty Needs with an Innovative Approach

Author: vdubose

Valerie DuBose has been working in the field of postsecondary disability services since 2008. She currently serves as Associate Director of Disability Support Services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In addition to coordinating and ensuring the provision of accommodations, some of her primary responsibilities include reviewing disability documentation to determine eligibility for services, providing consultation to faculty/staff regarding the delivery of accommodations, staying current on disability legislation and case law, coordinating interpreting and captioning services for students with hearing impairments, and overseeing the assessment of programs and services being offered by DSS. Valerie earned a B.S. in Rehabilitation Services (2006) and a M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling (2008) from Auburn University. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and currently serves on the board of Alabama AHEAD.