Students with SDS Accommodations

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About This Page

This page has everything you need to know once you have been approved for accommodations. We'll work with you to ensure effective implementation of the accommodation(s), and facilitate your access to the myriad resources our office provides.

You'll also find helpful information on utilizing the Accommodate Portal, the SDS Testing Center, the LARRK Assistive Technology Lab, requesting additional accommodations, filing grievances and accommodation appeals, and more!

Quick Links

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Accommodate Student Portal

Use the Accommodate Portal to view your accommodations, send LOAAs to faculty, schedule a test in the testing center, schedule a meeting with someone at SDS, request additional accommodations, and more!

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SDS Testing Center

Our Testing Center administers exams, tests, and quizzes with accommodations. 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm, Fridays 8:00am-5:00pm

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Assistive Technology and Alternate Format Text

Learn more about the assistive technology and alternate format text offered through the LARRK Assistive Technology Lab

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Audio Recordings: Note Taking Support

Audio recordings are our most common form of note taking support accommodations. Whether you prefer to use a computer to handwrite your notes, we are here to support you in picking the right audio recording tech for you! 

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Communications Access

For students requesting interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART). 

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Notetaking Support

Beginning in January 2024, SDS is using JamWorks to support students who are approved for a notetaking support accommodation (previously housed under the Peer Notetaker program). 

JamWorks is an amazing new tool that uses AI and recordings to generate incredibly detailed notes for your classes. If you are new to JamWorks, please schedule an appointment with the Assistive Technology Specialist.

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Student Affairs Campus Resources

Student Affairs is a wonderful resource if you are looking for additional support or wanting to find connection with an affinity group. Learn more about: 

  • The Cultural Center
  • Veterans and Military Resources
  • Student Outreach and Support
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Inclusion and Equity Education 
  • Requesting Accommodations for Religious Observance
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DSP Student and Family Resources

Find resources around obtaining assessment, getting your SDS records, Study Abroad, and disability and employment

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Grievances and Accommodation Appeals

If you believe your request for accommodation(s) or applicable academic adjustments was unfairly denied by the SDS, or if you disagree with SDS's decision to approve alternate accommodations or academic adjustments different from those requested, or you are dissatisfied with the implementation of approved accommodations or academic adjustments, you are entitled to file a grievance or accommodation appeal. SDS strives to resolve all disputes both promptly and equitably.

Additional Accommodations and Housing Accommodations

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Additional Accommodations

How to Request Additional Accommodations

Did you know you can request additional accommodations online via the Accommodate Portal? Log in, open the "Accommodation Details" tab, select "Additional Accommodation Request," and choose "Add New." Then, simply complete the form, attach any necessary Supportive Documentation, and you're done!

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Remember to Renew Your Housing Accommodations

Alongside your housing contract with the Office of Housing & Residential Education (HRE), your SDS housing accommodations must also be renewed each year via the Accommodate Portal. Log in, open the "Accommodation Details" tab, select "Additional Accommodation Request," and choose "Add New." Then, simply complete the form, attach any necessary Supportive Documentation, and you're done!