Welcome to Disability Support Services

A warm welcome to our newest Blue Hens! For newly admitted students, you can begin the registration process with our office at any time once you have committed to attend UD by following the instructions on the How to Register link on this page. However, DSS will not schedule your accommodation registration meeting with an Accommodation Coordinator until after you have met with your academic advisor to establish a course schedule. If you have been admitted to UD and need accommodations in order to participate in orientation, you should register with DSS shortly after confirming that you will be attending UD.

Spring 2024 Final Exams MUST BE SCHEDULED no later than Monday, May 6 by 11:59 pm if you plan to use the TAC for finals. Late sign-ups after May 6 will likely not be approved due to the high volume of exams and seat availability. Final Exams Spring 2024.

Housing Accommodations Deadline for 2024-2025. Returning student deadline is February 29, 2024. Incoming student deadline is May 31, 2024. More information can be found under the DSS Housing Accommodation page.

Faculty/Instructors: DSS is your resource and collaborator in ensuring that academic accommodations and services provide student equity and access. Specific questions about Canvas or Ally can be directed to: canvas-info@udel.edu.

The TAC is open during Fall and Spring Semesters Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5:30 pm. Winter and Summer sessions hours are by appointment only, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5:00 pm. Please sign up for exams as soon as possible, no less than 5 business days before the day of your test. Weekends and after-hours are not included when counting business days.

If your course is using UD Online for testing, you must decide whether to test at the UD Online Testing Center or the DSS Testing Center. If you are taking your test at UD Online Testing Center, DSS will forward your testing accommodations.

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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.