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!
The SSD office will be closed on the dates listed below for our annual retreat and training on our new database software. These types of trainings allow us to be more effective and efficient at our work the rest of the year.
Please note that SSD will still be proctoring exams for students with previously scheduled finals on these dates.
Friday July 11th
Tuesday July 29th
Wednesday July 30th
Thursday July 31st
If you need immediate assistance when SSD is closed please contact the Dean of Students at 512-471-5017.
Thanks for your patience as we improve our ability to serve students, faculty and staff at UT!
SSD is excited to introduce Sarah Vahle as the newest member of the SSD Team! Although Sarah is new to Austin, she is not new to the world of Disability Services in higher education. Sarah grew up in Southern Maryland and attended college in Northern Virginia. After spending a year abroad, she accepted a position in disability services and was hooked. She has a passion for seeing students succeed and assisting them in working towards their goals.
In her free time, Sarah loves traveling, exploring Austin for the best vegetarian restaurants, and running outside to acclimate to the Texas heat.
SSD would like to invite you to participate in interviews and provide your feedback on two candidates that are being brought to campus to interview for the Disabilities Services Coordinator position within Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).
The interview dates are June 3rd and June 4th, and the scheduled times/locations are below. Students, faculty, and other campus stakeholders are welcome to attend an open interview session. Copies of the applicants’ materials will be available at all sessions as well as a form upon which you can provide feedback. We truly value your support and input in this process.
The times and locations for each of the interview sessions are below.
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 – Candidate #1
11:00-11:45 am, SSB 4.212, Open interview session for Students, Faculty, and Stakeholders
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 – Candidate #2
10:15-11:00 am, SSB 4.212, Open interview session for Students, Faculty, and Stakeholders
We hope you are able to attend and help us select a new member of the SSD staff!