Faculty and staff have a profound influence on a student’s experience at UT. SSD works in partnership with faculty and staff to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to the University of Texas at Austin. The resources below will help instructors learn about the accommodation process at UT. SSD staff are also available to consult individually with instructors.
Getting Started with the Accommodation Process
New Resource for SSD Students and Instructors: Campus Testing Center
SSD is excited to be partnering with Testing and Evaluation Services to pilot a new Campus Testing Center starting in Fall 2021. Students registered with SSD and instructors will receive more details before the start of the Fall semester via email, the SSD website and the SSD Portal about using this new space for accommodated testing.
- The Basics: Providing Accommodations
- The Law
- Responsibilities of Students and Faculty
- Using the SSD Instructor Portal
- SSD_Instructor Tips_2020 (pdf)
- Accessibility Best Practices for Zoom (pdf)
- Accessibility Best Practices for Canvas (pdf)
- Link to Instructor Portal
- Working with Students with Disabilities
- Creating an Accessible Classroom
- Accommodated Testing at SSD
- Coordinating Notetaking Accommodations (pdf)
- Providing Flexibility with Attendance
- Online Trainings
- Faculty and Staff Frequently Asked Questions
- SSD Access and Accommodations for Study Abroad
- SSD Youtube Channel
External Links and Resources
- The National College Center for Students with Disabilities Clearinghouse and Resource Library for Faculty and Instructors
- The Faculty Room from DO-IT is a space for faculty and administrators at postsecondary institutions to learn about how to create classroom environments and academic activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities. educators .
- APA disABILITY Resource Toolkit
- Access to Postsecondary Education
Here are what some students had to share about their experiences working with faculty and staff in regard to their accommodations:
“…when I finally did sit down to talk with [my professor] she made me feel extremely comfortable and was more understanding of my situation than I could have ever imagined… I will always remember [my professor’s] impact on my college experience, and I hope to one day leave a similar impact on the life of a struggling student.”
“He was always very approachable and I think that is very important. One of my fears of giving my professors my disabilities letters is that they will judge me, but I never felt like that was the case with [my professor].”
SSD and the Center for Teaching and Learning created a 6 minute video introduction to SSD that is designed specifically for instructors at UT. Please take a few moments to learn about how we work with students and instructors to create an accessible environment for students with disabilities at UT.