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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.
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.
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.
You may request your accommodation letters for both summer semesters and for fall now. Please click the link above to make your requests.
Note the following due dates for note taker requests:
For more information email email@example.com.
Note the following due dates for alternate text requests.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a Virginia Tech student with Autism Spectrum Disorder or do you have a sibling with ASD? There are several opportunities to participate in research at the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research and the Virginia Tech Psychology Department.
Fall 2015 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Friday, December 18, 2015. The undergraduate ceremony and the graduate school ceremonies will be in Cassell Coliseum. For information relating to accessibility please see one of the following pages: SSD's Commencement Information page or ADA Services Commencement Accessibility page.
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.
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.
Examples of the types of disabilities SSD serves are:
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