Below is some important information and updates about SSD’s policies and procedures. We are excited to roll out some new features of the SSD Web Portal so read the information below so you know what to expect!
As a reminder, students registered with SSD now 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.) Students still must submit an Accommodation Letter Request Form (http://ddce.utexas.edu/disability/using-accommodations/ ) and wait 3-5 business days for SSD to process the request. Students will still get an email when their 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!
Viewing Upcoming Appointments/Exams
Students can now view upcoming appointments or exams scheduled with SSD via the online web portal: http://ssdportal.ddce.utexas.edu/ClockWork/custom/misc/home.aspx . Log in with EID and password and click on the Accommodation Letters or Book a Test Module. At the top of the screen you will see several options including “My Upcoming Events”. Click this tab to see your appointments and exams scheduled with SSD.
Online Test Reservations
Students can now submit a Test Reservation via the SSD online portal: http://ssdportal.ddce.utexas.edu/ClockWork/custom/misc/home.aspx . Click on “Book a Test” and follow the instructions. You must have requested your Accommodation Letters and discussed them with your instructors before you can submit a request. Once you submit your online request you will be emailed a form to print and take to your instructor to sign. We still require instructor approval to test at SSD so you must still discuss your testing accommodations with your instructors and get them to sign off on your test reservation at SSD. If you do not follow up with getting an instructor’s signature and return this to SSD within the specified time frame your exam will be cancelled! Please note exams must still be reserved in advance because our space is limited. More information on using your testing accommodations is available on the SSD website: http://ddce.utexas.edu/disability/using-testing-accommodations/ .
Course Notes and Note-Takers
We hope to test out these modules over the summer and will let you know when they go “live”. These modules will make it easier for students with note taking accommodations to find a note taker and access notes via the web portal.
SSD Video: Delivering Accommodation Letters
In the Spring semester SSD partnered with the Texas Center for Disability Studies to create a video that demonstrates how to discuss your accommodation letters with your instructors. We encourage you to take a few minutes to watch this video and learn how to avoid some of the most common mistakes that students and instructors make when discussing accommodation letters. Hopefully this video will help you feel more confident and prepared to talk with your instructors. A special thanks to SSD’s intern Marisa who wrote the script and helped coordinate all the logistics of creating the video! Check it out here: http://ddce.utexas.edu/disability/using-accommodations/
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your accommodations please contact your SSD Coordinator. We are here to ensure you are getting equal access to your academics at UT!