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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 Want to Hear From YouWe 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!

Black Desk clock reading In Appreciation Services for Students with Disabiliites

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 ssd@austin.utexas.edu 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.

UT Tower with FireworksThis 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!

April 20th: Priority Registration

April 8, 2015

This information only applies to current UNDERGRADUATE students who registered with SSD on or before March 26, 2015 and are approved for Priority Registration as an accommodation. This is a reminder that the priority registration time for the Summer and Fall 2015 semester is Monday, April 20th from 2 pm to midnight. Please make sure to clear… Read more. April 20th: Priority Registration

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February 27th: Last Day to Submit Testing Reservations Forms to SSD

February 23, 2015

Due to the increased number of students with testing accommodations and the limited number of testing spaces available at SSD the FINAL DAY you can submit Testing Reservation Forms to SSD will be this Friday, February 27th,  by 5:00PM.  This is for ALL remaining exams including final exams! In addition to SSD’s regular testing hours… Read more. February 27th: Last Day to Submit Testing Reservations Forms to SSD

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March 2nd and March 5th: ADA Student Forums

February 13, 2015

The ADA Student Forums are a place for students to share their concerns and suggestions about campus accessibility and provide feedback on their experiences as a student with a disability at UT. The campus ADA Coordinator, SSD staff and Student Government Disabilities Inclusion Agency Representations will be in attendance and food will be provided by… Read more. March 2nd and March 5th: ADA Student Forums

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Important Changes at SSD for Spring 2015

January 12, 2015

As we get ready to start the Spring 2015 semester we have some important information to share with students, faculty and staff across campus! SSD recently completed the configuration of a new database that will allow us to streamline many of our services and processes. Throughout the semester, we will be sending out emails about… Read more. Important Changes at SSD for Spring 2015

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Congratulations to our Fall 2014 Appreciation Award Nominees!

January 7, 2015

This fall we received 28 nominations for Appreciation Awards! We are glad so many SSD students had great experiences with faculty and staff this semester and took the time to send in their nominations. Here are some excerpts from students’ nominations: “I reached out… after the start of the semester to express my concern over… Read more. Congratulations to our Fall 2014 Appreciation Award Nominees!

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Send in Your Nominations for SSD’s Faculty/Staff Appreciation Awards!

December 8, 2014

It’s time to nominate faculty and staff for SSD’s End of the Semester Faculty/Staff Appreciation Awards! Have you had a particularly great experience with a faculty or staff member this semester?  If so, this is an excellent opportunity to show your appreciation. Your anonymous nominations will result in SSD generating letters of thanks along with a desk… Read more. Send in Your Nominations for SSD’s Faculty/Staff Appreciation Awards!

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December 5th: Medical Withdrawal/One Time Exception Deadline

December 2, 2014

Friday December 5th is the last day of class but it is also the deadline to use the following options. These dates are University deadlines and cannot be altered. If you have questions about your situation or the options listed below please come to our office in SSB 4.206 between 9am-4pm during our Walk In… Read more. December 5th: Medical Withdrawal/One Time Exception Deadline

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