- Requesting Accommodation Letters
- Discussing Accommodations with Instructors
- Reserving Space in the Campus Testing Center
- Course Load Reduction Protocol
- Disability Cultural Center Updates
- Young Scholarship Opportunity
Welcome to Spring 2023!
Welcome back to your Spring 23′ semester! This email contains important reminders about the accommodations process. Please reach out to your Access coordinator if you have specific questions. Be sure to pay attention to emails and Canvas announcements to make sure you stay up to date on any additional information.
Requesting Accommodation Letters
The first step to using your accommodations is to request your Accommodation Letters. You and your instructors will be notified via email once your Accommodation Letters are available (4-6 business days after your request is submitted). Be sure to complete your request accurately based on your course enrollment so there are no delays in getting your Accommodation Letters.
Discussing Accommodations with Instructors
After students and instructors receive the Accommodation Letter Email Notification, students should then follow up with their instructors (in person or via email) to discuss the accommodations that will be necessary in each class and the logistics of how each accommodation will be provided with their instructor. Not sure where to start? Check out D&A’s Using Accommodations at UT page for helpful resources on how to approach these conversations.
Reserving Space in the Campus Testing Center
Students and Instructors will use RegisterBlast, a reservation system integrated within Canvas, to book accommodated tests in the Campus Testing Center (CTC).
Instructors will first need to schedule tests through RegisterBlast at least 5-business days prior to the test date. Students will then need to reserve their seats in the CTC at least 3 days (72 hours) prior to their scheduled test. For more information, visit the CTC Website or contact the Access Coordinator listed on the student’s Accommodation Letter.
Course Load Reduction
If you are approved for the course load reduction and plan to take less than full time hours for the spring 2023 semester, please email your Access Coordinator with the hours you plan to take, the UT college/school you are enrolled in, and any other departments that need to know about your full time status (campus housing, financial aid, etc.).
Disability Cultural Center
The Disability Cultural Center (DCC) is a new unit within DDCE that will be focusing on developing programming and building community around disabled community and identity. Stay tuned for details about the DCC’s upcoming programming.
Young Scholarship Opportunity
The James M. Young Endowment provides funding that is intended for currently enrolled UT students with disabilities needing financial support for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to: emergency funds, ongoing disability-related educational expenses, professional development opportunities, attending conferences/trainings and associated travel expenses, assistive technology, unexpected educational or disability-related expenses, and study abroad programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Fill out and submit your application here.
January 9: First day of spring semester classes
January 31: DCC Hangout, 6:30-8PM (more details to come)
Check out the D&A Bulletin for resources, events, paid opportunities, and educational offerings on campus and in the community!
Contact Disability and Access