Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides a wide range of academic accommodations to students with verified disabilities who have registered with the SSD office. Services for each student are determined on a case-by-case basis. The following are examples of some of the accommodations that may be provided.
- Screen and Text Readers (JAWS, Kurzweil 3000)
- Screen Magnification Software (Zoomtext)
- Closed Circuit Television (CCTVs)
- Voice Recognition Software (Dragon Naturally Speaking)
- Ubiduo- Two way communication device
- Refreshable Braille Display
- Braille Embosser with Duxbury Translation Software
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Kurzweil 3000 for students with learning disabilities
Assistive Computer Lab
Available only to students registered with the SSD office, the lab has personal computers equipped with a variety of adaptive software. The computers are connected to the Internet and have popular software packages, such as Microsoft Office, MathCad, and SPSS. A technician is available during lab hours to provide technical assistance with equipment or software in the lab.
- Extended time on tests
- Private and quiet rooms
- Readers and scribes
- Computers for typing essay exams
- Large print exams
- Sign language interpreters(for oral instructions)
- Assistive technology
Reading/Alternate Media Services
- Ordering recorded textbooks from RFB & D and the Library of Congress
- Access to SSD alternative media library
- Alternate media services
- Large print materials
- Braille materials
- Volunteer readers for materials not previously recorded
- Assistance with RFB & D membership applications
- Volunteer classroom notetakers
Interpreting and Related Services
- Sign language interpreters (ASL, SEE, oral, cued speech)
- Assistive listening devices
- Real time captioning
- Ubiduo-Two Way Communication device (in-office and for check-out)
Our Student Campus Community Transportation Service vehicle (SCOUT) helps students from class to class. Students who qualify for this service set up a regular schedule according to their academic needs.
- Priority registration
- Assistance with online registration
Workshops and Instruction
- Career exploration/job readiness
- Assistive technology training
- Learning strategies
- We offer other workshops periodically, as well as information about related campus workshop opportunities.
Referrals to other offices on campus or to area agencies for service not provided by the SSD office.
Disability Management Counseling
Disability management specialists can assist students in their efforts to cope with their disability and the issues that develop with regard to academic life.
SSD will refer students for tutorial services in the Learning Resource Center.
The information on this website is available in alternate formats. Please call our office at (559) 278-2811 to make your request.