Students and dependents with disabilities engage in all university departments, programs, colleges, divisions and professional schools at UC San Diego.
As a resource for the campus, the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) is responsible for determining eligibility for modifications, adjustments and other accommodations for students and dependents who have disabilities.
Students, particularly with chronic health or mental health disabilities, may be subject to debilitating conditions that are episodic in nature and require the student to withdraw from their program for a period of time.
Other students may find themselves devoid of energy or ineffective for certain parts of each day due to fatigue, pain, or powerful medication side effects.
Information regarding the provision of disability-related accommodations is available at the OAE website: Faculty members should not seek to make arrangements on their own to accommodate student disabilities.
If a student approaches you for a disability-related accommodation, please refer the student to the OAE.
Disability Support Service coordinates services that ensure equal access to University of Maryland College Park programs for individuals with disabilities.
The DSS is located in 0106 Shoemaker Bldg and can be reached at 301-314-7682 or
On this page you will find information and links to information that we hope will help you serve students with disabilities better.
The Office of Accessible Education (OAE), a unit within Student Affairs, provides academic and other accommodations for students with disabilities.
To assist students to be able to participate in the various programs, services, and activities of the institution, the OAE requires the support, cooperation, and partnership of faculty, other teaching staff, and administrators within the University community.
The principles of respect for dignity, individualization, and inclusion and full participation apply both to the substance of an accommodation and to the accommodation process at the University.
Accommodations, such as arrangements for an accessible classroom, sign language interpreters, support services such as an assessment or assistance from a learning strategist, modification to evaluation methodologies such as extended time when taking tests and completing assignments, academic materials in alternative formats such as Braille or voice activated software, in-class supports such as tutors, readers or note takers, or a computer with adaptive software, are put into place in appropriate cases to give the student with a disability an opportunity to be successful in their studies.