Student Disability Services
"Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt
The Office of Student Disability Services has a page just for you to review the differences between the way the K-12 educational system and universities handle disability and accommodations. Click the button below to visit that page for more information.
The Office of Student Disability Services is open but in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are maintaining social distance guidelines. As such, virtual meetings and teleconferencing will be offered. What does this mean for you? The Innovations in Learning Center has provided us with information regarding Zoom, the platform in which we will hold these offices hours. You may click the link provided here to familiarize yourself with Zoom: Zoom Web Meetings
Our staff stands at the ready to provide students registered with the office, or students wishing to register with the office. Our Office Hours are as follows:
- Mr. Laventrice Ridgeway, Director
- Mondays, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, CST
- Meeting ID: 555 833 3846
- Join Zoom Meeting with Mr. Ridgeway
- Mr. Eric Light, Coordinator, Accommodated Testing
- Wednesday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
- Meeting ID: 742 667 3139
- Join Zoom Meeting with Mr. Light
- Mr. Michael Evers, Coordinator, Sensory Impairment Technology
- Fridays, 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
- Meeting ID: 585 303 7905
- Join Zoom Meeting with Mr. Evers
- Mr. Charles Newman, Web Support
- Tuesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
- Join Zoom Meeting with Mr. Newman
The University of South Alabama is thrilled to introduce you to our new portal for registration with the Office of Student Disability Services. Click Here to Access AIM and register with our office today.
The University provides services to students with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities.
Students in need of accommodations due to a disability should make contact with the
Office of Student Disability Services located at 320 Student Center Circle, Educational
Services Building, Suite 19. While appointments will always be accepted, walk-in hours
are Mondays from 1:30-2:30pm. This is subject to change without notification.
Contact us at (251)460-7212, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students, please read below for info regarding campus operations:
Beginning in Fall '20, certain exams may be available for proctoring.
Some instructors may opt for alternative assessments (e.g. essays, untimed exams) which would not require exam accommodations. If your instructor is creating online timed exams, please notify your instructor if you will need extended time. Academic departments are responsible for setting up extended testing time in Canvas or Sakai.
SDS is available to instructors and students to consult about unique circumstances.
With all classes being hybrid, your course material will be available on Canvas or Sakai. You may find that you no longer need a note-taker due to the course design changes. For example, lectures that are pre-recorded videos can be watched at your own pace. On the other hand, some instructors may still opt for scheduled class meetings with real-time communication using Canvas or Sakai.
Regardless of your decision to continue receiving notes, all established note-takers will receive compensation for their notes.
All faculty, staff, and students are required to wear face coverings while on campus. However, if you have an underlying condition that inhibits the use of a face mask please contact SDS.
The Office of Student Disability Services at University of South Alabama is committed to assisting faculty in any way possible to better facilitate a positive learning environment of all students.