SSD determines eligibility and approves reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities at the University of Texas at Austin. We also engage in outreach across campus in order to make campus a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment for people with disabilities.
SSD is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and our office is located on the fourth floor of the Student Services Building. Take some time to browse through our website to find information on how to register with SSD, guidelines for documentation, and information about our accommodations and services . General resources for the UT community may be found on UT’s Disability Resource page.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to making your experience at the university more accessible!
We hope your finals went well and you are enjoying a much deserved break from classes and studying.
Each spring Services for Students with Disabilities turns to students registered with our office for feedback. We’re interested in knowing more about your experiences with our office as well as on campus and in the classroom. The information we collect is used to improve the services we provide and the experiences students have with using accommodations at UT. We request no identifying information, allowing you to respond anonymously and openly.
Please take about 10 minutes to complete the survey linked here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ssd-student2015
The survey will remain open until Sunday May 31st . Thank you for your time and input!
It’s time to nominate faculty and staff for SSD’s End of the Semester Faculty/Staff Appreciation Awards!
Every semester SSD asks students to nominate faculty or staff at UT who have gone above and beyond to make sure students with disabilities have access to and are included in all aspects of campus life. This is an excellent opportunity to show your appreciation to faculty or staff who have positively impacted your semester.
Your anonymous nominations will result in SSD generating letters of thanks along with a desk clock that says, “In Appreciation Services for Students with Disabilities”. Excerpts from nominations may also be shared on social media and the SSD website. Feel free to nominate faculty and/or staff who you feel deserve this gift of appreciation.
Deadline: Friday May 15th at 5pm
Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Friday May 15th. Your nomination should include the individual’s full name, department and a few sentences explaining how he/she has impacted your semester at the University of Texas at Austin.
We know this is a busy time, but appreciate your efforts in making these nominations.
If you would like to see a list of nominees from past semesters visit our Clock Award page.
This information is for students who will be participating in graduation/commencement ceremonies in May. If you will not be participating in these ceremonies the information will not apply to you (yet!).
Please be aware that commencement ceremonies often require graduates to stand for long periods and/or use stairs to access the stage where you will be officially recognized. We want all graduates to be able to participate in their graduation ceremonies and accommodations are available to make that possible. Please see below for information on how to request accommodations for your college or school’s ceremonies.
Services for Graduates with Disabilities
Degree candidates with disabilities, who need accommodations to participate in either a Convocation ceremony or the University-wide Commencement ceremony, are asked to contact their college, school or department representative to ensure proper arrangements are made prior to arrival at Commencement activities. For more information about commencement ceremonies please visit http://www.events.utexas.edu/commencement/spring/grad-disability. If you know you will need an accommodation please make your request as soon as possible. Accommodation requests made less than five business days in advance of Commencement programs may not be able to be provided.
Congratulations and best of luck in your future endeavors!