The Fall semester is just a few weeks away! We hope this newsletter answers questions, provides information and prepares you for a great start to the semester!
Accommodations for Fall 2020
Students have the right to use accommodations to address barriers in their classes, regardless of class format. Learn how accommodations may apply differently in online classes.
Students can go ahead and Request their Accommodations Letters for fall now but SD will not begin processing letters for fall until August 19th.
SSD is hosting virtual Accommodation Orientation sessions to help newly registered students prepare for their first semester at UT using accommodations. Students can sign up for a session with their assigned Disabilities Services Coordinator and other registered students to ask questions and hear more about how to successfully use accommodations as a new UT Student. There will also be additional sessions on specific topics including using the SDD Student Portal, Using Assistive Technology, Student Groups and more! Session topics, times and RSVP is available at Accommodation Orientation Sign Up.
Newly registered SSD students will be getting an email from their Disabilities Services Coordinator with more information.
August 26th: Fall Classes Start
UT Resources for Fall
We know there is a lot of new information and changes to UT operations for the fall. Protect Texas Together and Texas One Stop should answer many of your general questions. Please remember that SSD can only answer questions specific to accommodations and access.
Apply for the SSD Student Advisory Committee
SSD is accepting applications for students to serve on the 2020-2021 SSD Advisory Committee. This important committee provides SSD with student perspectives on SSD policies, procedures and programming and involves attending one meeting a month. More information and the application are posted on the SSD Website. Applications are due August 16th.
New SSD Youtube Channel and Tutorial Videos
Check out the new videos available on the SSD Youtube Channel!
Free Online Digital Resources
There are lots of options for finding digital materials for free. Check out some of our recommended resources!
New Endowment to Support Students with Disabilities
The James M. Young Endowment provides funding for currently enrolled UT students with disabilities needing financial support for a variety of reasons. Review criteria and Apply online.