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Mission

Disability Services for Students promotes a supportive learning community to empower students with disabilities to accomplish their academic goals by ensuring accessibility to university programs. We aim to foster greater awareness both of, and for, persons with disabilities in our multilingual, multicultural international environment.

Services

Disability Services offers accommodations coordination, evaluation referral, disability-related information, assistive technology services, and transcription services for academically related purposes.   The DSS does not diagnose or conduct disability testing; however, students may contact the DSS office for resources and referral information. Additionally, the DSS does not provide services such as tutoring, personal expenses, scholarships, or personal attendants.

Ability and access services have been established to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to provide equal educational access to students with permanent or temporary disabilities. The following is a list of some of the accommodations for which students may qualify for depending upon their documentation and needs:

  • Accessible furniture in classrooms
  • Assistance in recruiting note takers
  • Audio textbooks
  • Loans on Assistive Technology
  • Materials enlarged (e.g., exams, handouts)
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Alternative testing arrangements
  • Liaison with Faculty, other University offices, and Community Agencies
  • Specialized individual or group orientation to campus

For information on how to start the registration you may visit our Current Students page. You may also contact our office at 956-326-2230 for more information.

Outreach

Throughout the semester Disability Services for students provides many formal and informal activities to provide the TAMIU community with information to enhance academic and professional performance. Our staff is available to provide guest lecture presentations for faculty and in-service training as requested by University departments and student organizations.

 


 

CONTACT US
Student Counseling and Disability Services
Zaffirini Student Success Center 138
Phone: (956) 326-2230
Fax: (956) 326-2231