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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 How to Register at DSS for more information.

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