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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 You

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://utexas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d57LsXbkmbK1OMl.

The survey will remain open until Wednesday June 1st .  Thank you for your time and input!

Black Desk clock reading In Appreciation Services for Students with DisabiliitesIt’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.

Nomination should include the individual’s full name, department and a few sentences explaining how he/she has positively impacted your semester at the University of Texas at Austin. Nominations should be sent to ssd@austin.utexas.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday May 13th.

We know this is a busy time but appreciate your efforts in making these nominations. For more information about clock awards and to see a list of past recipients visit our website at http://ddce.utexas.edu/disability/clock-awards/

Under Construction signSpeedway Project Updates

The Speedway Mall project will continue work on 21st Street between the McCombs School of Business (CBA) and the Perry-Castaneda Library (PCL) through the Spring 2016 semester.

Closures will affect access to PCL and SZB. For more detailed information and timely updates please visit http://sites.utexas.edu/speedway/?page_id=75.

For other construction updates please visit the Campus Construction Advisory website: http://campusplanning.utexas.edu/construction/

April 18th: Priority Registration

April 4, 2016

The priority registration slot to register for Summer and Fall 2016 classes will be on Monday, April 18th from 2 pm to midnight. Beginning Wednesday, April 6, students will be able to view their registration bars and access times, and other information on their Registration Information Sheet (RIS). Please make sure to clear all advising… Read more. April 18th: Priority Registration

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March 23rd and 31st: ADA Student Forums

March 9, 2016

Mark Your Calendar for the ADA Student Forums! Do you have questions about accessibility on campus? Want a chance to talk directly to UT staff who coordinate different aspects of campus accessibility? The ADA Student Forums are a place for students to share their questions and concerns about campus accessibility and provide feedback on their… Read more. March 23rd and 31st: ADA Student Forums

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SSD’s Spring Newsletter

February 22, 2016

We are excited to announce the most recent edition of the SSD Newsletter, the SSD Insider! Be sure to check out this issue to find important office and staff updates, changes to policies and procedures, a calendar of events, academic dates and deadlines, and ways to get involved and connected with other students. You can… Read more. SSD’s Spring Newsletter

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Congratulations to our Fall 2015 Appreciation Award Nominees!

January 28, 2016

In Fall 2015 we received 39 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. The full list of nominees is available in PDF form at the following link Appreciation Award List Fall 2015. The… Read more. Congratulations to our Fall 2015 Appreciation Award Nominees!

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January 8th and 12th: Interviews for Assistive Technology Lab Manager

January 6, 2016

We would like to invite UT students, faculty and staff to participate in interviews for two candidates that are being brought to campus to interview for the Assistive Technology Lab Manager position within Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). The interview dates are Friday, January 8 and Tuesday, January 12, and the scheduled times/locations are below.  On… Read more. January 8th and 12th: Interviews for Assistive Technology Lab Manager

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Exciting Changes Coming to SSD!

December 16, 2015

SSD will be starting 2016 with some exciting changes! Last year SSD began using a new database and starting in Spring 2016 we will be activating the Student Web Portal. The Student Web Portal will move many of our processes online over the next few semesters as we implement new modules. Beginning with the Spring… Read more. Exciting Changes Coming to SSD!

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SSD Accepting Nominations for the Fall 2015 Faculty/Staff Appreciation Awards!

December 4, 2015

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… Read more. SSD Accepting Nominations for the Fall 2015 Faculty/Staff Appreciation Awards!

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