Using Your Accommodations
Due to the high volume of Accommodation Letter requests at the beginning of the semester we are currently processing letters within 5 business days. SSD staff are working as quickly and diligently as possible to process requests. Please do not contact SSD regarding the status of your letters unless it has been longer than 5 business days since your request.
There is no deadline to request or discuss your Accommodation Letters so go ahead and submit your request if you haven’t already.
Use our helpful resources to prepare to discuss your accommodations with your instructor. Watch a video or use our email template to start the conversation with your instructors. Communication with your instructors is a critical part of the accommodation process.
Testing at the Campus Testing Center (CTC)
New for Spring 2022, instructors and students will begin to use RegisterBlast, a new reservation system, to book accommodated exams at the CTC.
Please be aware the new reservation system will be instructor initiated, rather than the previous student initiated process. More details on the process, timelines and responsibilities for students and instructors is available on the CTC website.
SSD Welcomes New Staff!
SSD is excited to be hiring four new Disabilities Services Coordinators! As a reminder, if you do not have a current coordinator assigned to you, please continue to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Your new Coordinator will contact you once they are hired and trained.
Scholarships, Internships, Research Opportunities and More!
Check out SSD’s new Padlet, where we share opportunities and resources that may be of interest to you. We are constantly updating the Padlet with new content so check back often.
Adaptive Tennis at UT
SSD is partnering with RecSports and Austin Adapted Sports to offer adaptive tennis for students with physical disabilities. Join us at Whitaker Fields tennis courts on Mondays from 6:45-8:45. No experience or equipment necessary. RSVP to email@example.com.
disABILITY Advocacy Student Coalition
DASC is the student organization for students with and without disabilities join together to raise awareness to disability and accessibility on campus. For more information or to get involved visit the DASC webpage, find them on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students on the Spectrum
This group provides an opportunity for students on the autism spectrum to share experiences, ideas and resources with each other. Find more information and meeting times on our website.
Connecting around Chronicity
This group provides an opportunity for connection and community with other students who are managing a chronic medical condition as part of their college experience. This support group is a partnership between SSD and CMHC. More information is available on the CMHC Groups Website
Apply to be a LIME Fellow!
The Lime Connect Fellowship Program is open to current sophomores/rising juniors with disabilities. The Fellowship Program includes an all-expense paid Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City, where selected Fellows will receive professional development training, access to our U.S. corporate partners and potential Summer 2023 internships. Fellows will receive ongoing support such as group coaching, webinars, and mentoring, as well as continued professional development, community, and networking opportunities throughout their careers. Applications due by February 27th.
Read what UT Student Emeline had to say about her experience as a Lime Fellow and let’s continue the tradition of having UT Longhorns as Lime Fellows!