Adaptive Recreation Opportunities with Campus Recreation

UAB Campus Recreation offers a variety of programs and services designed to help students, faculty/staff, and members of the Birmingham community become involved in recreational activities regardless of age, gender, handicap, skill level, or past experience. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment and providing programs that support all individuals and we invite everyone to check out what specific programs and services we can offer you.

Please do not hesitate to contact our staff in each area in order to learn more about what opportunities you can have through UAB Campus Recreation.

  • Adventure Recreation

    Visual Impairments

    • Verbal cues for climbing wall, kayaking/canoeing, hiking/backpacking

    Physical Impairments

    • Tandem (partner) canoeing/kayaking
    • Custom built seat for trunk stability in kayaks*
    • Accessible hiking/backpacking trails*

    Hearing Impairments

    • Visual cues for climbing wall, kayaking/canoeing, hiking/backpacking

    Accessible Adventures*

    • We offer custom trips as well and would be happy to organize a private accessible trip for you and your friends. If you choose, we can also open registration up to the general public.

    *Must contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance in order for assistance and accommodations to be made.

  • Aquatics

    Visual Impairments

    • Staff can provide assistance to and from the locker room, pool, and Welcome Center. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in order to request this assistance.

    Physical Impairments

    • Availability of a power chair lift for access into the pool
    • Use of zero depth entry for access into the pool
    • Use of stainless steel grab bars for access into the spa

    Hearing Impairments

    • Signage is posted throughout pool area outlining lap swim rules and pool etiquette.
  • Fitness

    Visual Impairments

    • Orientations for the equipment in the Fitness Center can be made by the Fitness Attendant staff on duty.
    • Adaptations to a personal training session, such as verbal cues, can be made by the Personal Training staff.
    • Verbal cues and having participants placed at the front of the class can be done for fitness classes.

    Physical Impairments

    • Orientations for the equipment in the Fitness Center can be made by the Fitness Attendant staff on duty.
    • Adaptations to exercises and machine usage in the Fitness Center, during a personal training session, can be made by the Personal Training staff.
    • Other individual adaptations to fitness classes can be made by consulting the fitness staff ahead of time at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Hearing Impairments

    • Visual demonstrations for the equipment in the Fitness Center can be made by the Fitness Attendant staff on duty.
    • Visual cues and demonstrations can be made during a personal training session by the Personal Training staff.
    • Visual cues and having participants placed at the front of the class can be done for fitness classes.
  • Intramural Sports

    Visual Impairments

    • Specific programs or events are run each year, such as beep kickball, and can be catered to the group interested in playing. For specific information on this year’s events, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Physical Impairments

    • Individual accommodations can be made for each sport. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in order to discuss specific needs and which sport(s) you would like to participate in.

    Hearing impairments

    • Visual cues, sport demonstrations, and higher use of official’s mechanics can be utilized during intramural sport contests.