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!

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Due to the limited availability of testing spaces at SSD, the FINAL DAY you can submit the Testing Reservation Form to SSD for the Fall 2015 semester will be FRIDAY, October 9th, by 5:00PM.  This is for ALL remaining exams including final examinations!

As a reminder, you should only reserve space to test at SSD if your instructor is unable to provide your testing accommodations or if you need to use assistive technology to take your exams.

In addition to SSD’s regular testing hours (M-F 8:30-4:30), SSD testing spaces will also be available for final exams on Saturday, December 12th, ONLY from 9:00AM – 3:00PM.

You can pick up the testing forms at SSD’s front office or print them off of SSD’s website: http://ddce.utexas.edu/disability/adaptive-testing/

Contact your Disabilities Coordinator immediately if you have any conflicts or concerns.


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The best way to stay up to date on SSD news and events is to become an SSD Insider! Check out the most recent edition of the SSD newsletter where you’ll 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 find the Fall 2015 newsletter, as well as newsletters from past semester, at the following link: http://ddce.utexas.edu/disability/newsletters/.

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We want to make sure faculty, staff, students and visitors are aware of the pedestrian disruptions that happen on campus due to construction and maintenance. We will update this page as we become aware of projects that may disrupt paths of travel on campus.

Moody Bridge Construction around CMB and BMC: September 28th-October 2nd
– The north-south sidewalk from BMC to Dean Keeton Street will be closed and fences will be put in place. This fence will be set up at 10pm and be in place during this entire week.
– Set up barricades at each end of the sidewalk on the north side of Dean Keeton Street from Guadalupe Street to Whitis Avenue. These barricades will be in place every evening from 10pm thru 7am during this entire week. Signage will be installed to direct pedestrians to use the sidewalk on the south side of Dean Keeton.
– Set up barricades or cones to block City of Austin parking spaces along the north curb of Dean Keeton Street. These spaces will be blocked during this entire week.

Pedestrian Closures around BMC

Sept. 1st and 2nd: Accommodation Orientation

August 14, 2015

    Welcome to the Fall 2015 semester! Our office is very excited to welcome you on campus!!  We invite you to get to know us a little bit better by attending our annual Accommodations Orientation.  This is a time for you to get answers and advice on a wide array of SSD-related questions including accommodations,… Read more. Sept. 1st and 2nd: Accommodation Orientation

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July 21st: SSD Office and ATEC Lab Closed

July 16, 2015

The SSD Office and ATEC lab will be closed all day (8am-5pm) on Tuesday July 21st for our annual staff retreat. We will resume our regular business hours on Wednesday July 22nd at 8am. If you need immediate assistance while our office is closed please contact The Dean of Students office at 512-471-5017. We are… Read more. July 21st: SSD Office and ATEC Lab Closed

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Congratulations to our Spring 2015 SSD Appreciation Awards!

June 1, 2015

This spring 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 Clock Award List Spring 2015. The full… Read more. Congratulations to our Spring 2015 SSD Appreciation Awards!

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Summer 2015 Updates

June 1, 2015

During the summer there is lots of construction and remodeling taking place on campus. Sometimes these projects temporarily disrupt pedestrian routes or accessible pathways. Below are some disruptions that have been brought to our attention. We will continue to update these as we get additional information. Stay tuned! 21st St. Sidewalk Closure The sidewalk on… Read more. Summer 2015 Updates

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Provide Your Feedback to SSD

May 19, 2015

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… Read more. Provide Your Feedback to SSD

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Nominations for SSD Appreciation Awards

May 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. Nominations for SSD Appreciation Awards

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Accommodations for Commencement Ceremonies

April 21, 2015

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… Read more. Accommodations for Commencement Ceremonies

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