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Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities exists to assist students with disabilities and problem-solve personal and environmental issues that may interfere with full access to academics and/or hinder academic performance. SSD offers a wealth of services to students with disabilities.

Announcements

Spring 2015 Commencement

Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015.  The undergraduate ceremony will be in Lane Stadium at 9:00am and the graduate school ceremony will be in Cassell Coliseum at 12:00 noon.  For information relating to accessibility please see one of the following pages: SSD's Commencement Information page or ADA Services Commencement Accessibility page. 

 

Assistive Technologies Lab Remodeling

The Assistive Technologies Lab located in Newman Library will be closed from May 15 - May 22. If you need alternate text assistance during that time, please contact the Assistive Technologies office at atservices@vt.edu or the SSD office at ssd@vt.edu.

 

Request Accommodation Letters for Summer

You may request your accommodation letters for both summer semesters beginning on Thursday, April 23 and for fall beginning Thursday, May 7. Please click the link above to make your requests.

 

Note Taking Deadlines for Summer and Fall 2015 Classes

Note the following due dates for note taker requests:

  • Summer I: Friday, June 5, 2015
  • Summer II: Friday, July 17, 2015
  • Fall: Friday, September 18, 2015

For more information email ssdnotetaking@vt.edu.

 

Alternate Text Format for Summer and Fall 2015 Classes

Note the following due dates for alternate text requests.

  • Summer I: Friday, May 15, 2015
  • Summer II: Friday, June 26, 2015
  • Fall: Friday, August 7, 2015

For more information email ssdalternatetext@vt.edu.

 

Volunteer Opportunity!

Adopting the university's Ut Prosim motto is easy. Volunteer to share your class notes with a student needing access. For details please see the Note Taking Accommodations page and read the Information for Volunteer Note Takers section. Then you may volunteer using the volunteer note taker information form.

 

Faculty Information About Note Taking Accommodations

If you have received a request for a volunteer note taker in your class, please see Information for Faculty and Staff tab on the SSD Note-Taking Accommodations page.

If you are already familiar with what to do, you may directly access the Faculty Submission of Volunteer Note Takers form.

 

Spring 2015 Note Taker Request Deadline

The deadline for note taker requests for Spring 2015 semester was Friday, February 13, 2015.

Spring 2015 Alternate Text Request Deadline

The deadline for alternate text requests for Spring 2015 semester was Monday, January 5, 2015.

 

Information About Career Development and Workforce Recruitment

SSD and Career Services have information about career development at this link.

 

Disability.gov Disability Connection Newsletter-Spring 2015

10 Ways Technology is Changing the Way We Live

1. Coding a New Future. Technology is everywhere and a new movement to teach younger generations how to code has swept the nation...See all ten at Disability.gov

 

Information

What is a disability?

An individual is considered to have a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits major life activity, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. If you have a disability and need accommodations, please register with Services for Students with Disabilities

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended in 2008.

I think I may have a disability, what do I do?

Do you think you have a disability? It’s never too late to receive accommodations! Think back to elementary school, middle, and high school. Did you struggle with math, reading, or focusing? Fifty percent of students registered with SSD began receiving services as upper-class or graduate students after they recognized that their academic performance did not reflect their aptitude and effort. If you think this describes you, call SSD at 540-231-3788 and schedule a confidential consultation with an SSD staff coordinator. We can help you identify the next steps you need to take, either through SSD, another university department, or an outside service provider.

Disabilities served

Examples of the types of disabilities SSD serves are:

  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Autism/Asperger's disorder
  • Chronic illness
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Learning disabilities
  • Medical/physical disabilities
  • Mobility impairments
  • Psychological disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vision impairments

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Accommodation Letter Request Form

Note Taking Accommodations

Alternate Text Accommodations

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Location
Lavery Hall, STE 310, Virginia Tech
430 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061 

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm