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 2016 semester students will have the option of downloading and printing their own Accommodation Letters instead of picking up a hard copy from the SSD office. (Don’t worry, we’re happy to still print your Accommodation Letters for you if you prefer.) We hope this option will make it easier for students to get their Accommodation Letters and while streamlining the process on our end.
Here’s What Has Changed:
- Students can now choose to download and print their own Accommodation Letters instead of picking up a hard copy from SSD
- Once your Accommodation Letters are ready you will be sent a link via email that will direct you to the Web Portal where you can log in with your EID and UT password and download your Accommodation Letters.
Here’s What has Not Changed:
- Students still have to submit an Accommodation Letter Request Form: http://diversity.utexas.edu/disability/using-accommodations/
- It will still take between 3-5 business days for SSD to process your request (we’ll start processing letters for Spring in January)
- You will still get an email when your Accommodation Letters are ready to either be downloaded or picked up from the SSD office
- Students are still responsible for delivering and discussing their accommodations with their instructors
Over the next several semesters SSD will be rolling out new features and options using the Student Web Portal. If you would like to be part of testing out and providing feedback during the implementation process, please consider joining the SSD Student Advisory Committee!
As with any major change, we anticipate experiencing some unexpected bumps and challenges along the way. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to improve experiences of students using accommodations.