Welcome to Disability Support Services

Students should request accommodations and send faculty notification emails through SAM for Winter Session classes. For any winter classes that will be taught online, DSS will also notify UD Online of your testing accommodations, so they can be provided to you in the online testing platform.

You can request your accommodations through faculty notification emails for the spring semester now but they will not be sent until the first day of the Spring session on Monday, February 6th, 2023.

The TAC will be available for testing to DSS students on an as-needed basis.  We will only have proctors available when students are signed up to take a test.  Please make sure to sign up for all your Winter session tests as soon as possible, no less than 5 business days before the day of your test. Hours are by appointment only; Monday- Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Contact dssproctor@udel.edu for assistance.

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The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) facilitates appropriate and reasonable accommodations to incoming and current UD students, faculty, and staff with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the UD environment. As part of the Office of Institutional Equity, DSS is proud to be a partner in the University of Delaware’s commitment to embracing a diverse and inclusive campus that reflects our collective views, experiences, capabilities, cultures, aspirations, and ultimately our commitment to excellence.

Some examples of academic accommodations and services provided are testing accommodations (e.g. extended time, reduced distraction testing environment, etc.), alternative formats, interpreting services, and communication access real-time translation (CART).

In order to receive accommodations through DSS, you will need to submit documentation verifying the presence of a disability or medical condition and meet with an Accommodation Coordinator to determine what accommodations will be most helpful for you.  Documentation establishes the individual as a person with specific functional limitations and provides a rationale for reasonable accommodations.

Students should use the Student Accommodation Manger (SAM) to register with the DSS office.  Students can use SAM to review accommodations, request faculty notification emails, schedule exams, and request books in alternate formats.

New students should visit Getting Registered at DSS for more information.


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