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DISABILITY SERVICES COVID-19 UPDATE:
TAMIU is committed to providing accommodations for students with disabilities and supporting them in achieving their academic goals through this transition to online courses due to COVID-19. Our services are designed to meet the distinctive educational needs of enrolled students with documented permanent or temporary disabilities. DSS provides intake and consultation services to students seeking to register with our office. We review student’s documentation of disability and assess eligibility for services and determination of reasonable accommodations. Until further notice, face-to-face appointments will not take place at this time, but will occur through phone (or another platform as needed to accommodate students with disabilities).
TAMIU students with disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodations must contact a member of the Disabilities Services Center’s staff. To make an appointment, please call us at 956-326-3086 or or send an email to disabilityservices@tamiu.edu.  
Our staff remains available over the phone during our business hours, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m..
If you have a question about an appointment with us, or our services, please call our main telephone number: 956-326-3086, and leave a voice mail, including your name, phone number and best times to reach you, and someone will be in touch shortly during our business hours.

 

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 956-326-3086 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
Student Center 128 
Phone: (956) 326-2230
Fax: (956) 326-2231