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!
Services for Student with Disabilities and the Department of Linguistics invite you to join them for a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Meet & Greet.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Glickman Conference Center
College of Liberal Arts Building
CLA 1.302 B
Join us for an opportunity to meet deaf and hard of hearing students, staff, and faculty here at UT Austin. Learn more about the American Sign Language (ASL) program in the Department of Linguistics, Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), and two student organizations, SignHorns and the Longhorn College Bowl Team.
Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to request accommodations, contact Lauren Kinast, Associate Director, SSD: LKinast@austin.utexas.edu
SSD will be holding an orientation session to help freshman and transfer students start the semester with confidence! During orientation we will be talking about delivering your Accommodation Letters, talking to your instructors and setting up your classroom and testing accommodations. Current students will be providing their perspectives on using accommodations at UT and SSD staff will be available to answer questions and address concerns.
Members of the disABILITY Advocacy Student Coalition will be attending to let you know how you can get involved with disability education and awareness on campus.
PIZZA will be provided!
Please mark your calendars for EITHER September 10th OR September 11th, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, in the SSD offices. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that attendance at one of these sessions is REQUIRED for all incoming freshman and transfer students.
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!
Parlin Elevator Access: ADA upgrades will be made to the PAR elevator Aug. 22 – 26. It is probable that the work will be completed by Monday, August 25. In case of unforeseen conditions, please plan for the PAR elevator to be non-functional through 5:00 pm, Tuesday, August 26th.
Engineering Complex: OFPC will close the side walk outside of SER (north side of 24th) starting August 5th- August 15th during the demo and construction of the new fire lane apron in support of the EERC Project.
Inner Campus: The north sidewalk on 24th street between Whitis and University streets will be closed June 28, 2014-September 5, 2014 to allow for the cleaning of the masonry on the Geography building. Ramp and crosswalk access at both ends will be open to the south sidewalk, which will be available for pedestrians.
Thanks for your patience as UT makes continuous improvements to our campus!