October 3rd: Final Day to Turn In Testing Reservation Forms

September 25, 2014

 Due to the increased number of students registered with SSD and the limited testing spaces available at the SSD office, we are close to reaching capacity for testing spaces for the entire fall semester. PLEASE NOTE that the FINAL DAY you can submit the Testing Reservation Form to SSD will be FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd by… Read more. October 3rd: Final Day to Turn In Testing Reservation Forms

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September Is Deaf Awareness Month

September 17, 2014

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 4–6 p.m. 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,… Read more. September Is Deaf Awareness Month

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Sept. 10th and 11th: SSD Orientation

August 18, 2014

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… Read more. Sept. 10th and 11th: SSD Orientation

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Pedestrian and Access Disruptions

August 4, 2014

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… Read more. Pedestrian and Access Disruptions

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SSD Summer Closure

July 8, 2014

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… Read more. SSD Summer Closure

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SSD Welcomes Sarah Vahle as Disabilities Services Coordinator!

June 23, 2014

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… Read more. SSD Welcomes Sarah Vahle as Disabilities Services Coordinator!

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June 3rd and June 4th: Interviews for Disabilities Services Coordinator

May 28, 2014

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… Read more. June 3rd and June 4th: Interviews for Disabilities Services Coordinator

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Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Appreciation Award Nominees!

May 27, 2014

This spring we received 33 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: [My professor] is the only professor who opened my accommodation and read it in… Read more. Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Appreciation Award Nominees!

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Share Your Feedback!

May 12, 2014

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.We take your feedback seriously and what to know what is working for students and where there are areas for… Read more. Share Your Feedback!

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SSD is Accepting Nominations for Faculty and Staff Appreciation Awards!

April 30, 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. SSD is Accepting Nominations for Faculty and Staff Appreciation Awards!

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