Student Disability Services

University of Mississippi
  • Wheelchair Basketball

    Wheelchair Basketball

    Robin Yekaitis, the SDS Disability Specialist has control of the ball.

    Signing Rave-April 2015-Disability Awareness Month

    Signing Rave-April 2015-Disability Awareness Month

    Students in the Deaf Studies program get down during the Disability Awareness Month Signing Rave.

    SDS Lab Alternate Format Production Station

    SDS Lab Alternate Format Production Station

    Audio Books, Magnified Text, Braille, and Tactile Images can be produced for students with disabilities.

    SDS Lab Accessible Workstations

    SDS Lab Accessible Workstations

    These workstations have various installed Assistive Technology like Zoomtext Magnifier/Reader, JAWS Screen Reader, Read and Write Gold Literacy Software, and Dragon Naturally Speaking Dictation Software.

    Student in Front of the James Meredith Statue

    Student in Front of the James Meredith Statue

    Phillip (P.J.) Sheffield enjoys going to school at Ole Miss and is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies. He loves sports and upon graduation, his goal is to work at his former High School in the Athletic's Department.

    SDS Faculty Access Award Winner Micah Everett with Student

    Micah Everett and Student.

    Micah Everett was the April 2015 Disability Awareness Month recipient of the SDS Faculty Access Award. He is standing with one of his students, Chelsie Hogan.

    Stacey Reycraft Awarding Gayle Wicker the Staff SDS Access Award While Corey Blount Performs Sign Language Interpreting

    Stacey Recraft and Gayle Wicker

    Stacey Reycraft, the SDS Director presents Gayle Wicker with the Staff SDS Access Award during April 2015 Disability Awareness Month Open House, while Corey Blount, the SDS Deaf Interpreter does the Macarena.

    Stacey Reycraft Presenting to Gayle Wicker the Staff SDS Access Award While Corey Blount Performs Sign Language Interpreting

    Stacey Reycraft and Gayle Wicker

    Stacey Reycraft, the SDS Director congratulates Gayle Wicker for winning the Staff SDS Access Award during the April 2015 Disability Awareness Month Open House, while Corey Blount, the SDS Deaf Interpreter practices his beat boxing technique.

    Stacey Reycraft Awarding Micah Everett the Faculty SDS Access Award While Corey Blount Performs Sign Language Interpreting

    Stacey Reycraft and Micah Everett

    Stacey Reycraft, the SDS Director presents Micah Everett with the Faculty SDS Access Award during April 2015 Disability Awareness Month Open House, while Corey Blount, the SDS Deaf Interpreter compares the size of his thumbs.

    Stacey Reycraft Presenting to Micah Everett the Faculty SDS Access Award While Corey Blount Performs Sign Language Interpreting

    Stacey Reycraft and Micah Everett

    Stacey Reycraft, the SDS Director congratulates Micah Everett for winning the Faculty SDS Access Award during the April 2015 Disability Awareness Month Open House, while Corey Blount performs Sign Language Interpreting.

    Stacey Reycraft, the SDS Director Speaks during the SDS Access Award Open House While Corey Blount Performs Sign Language Interpreting

    Stacey Reycraft, SDS Director

    Stacey Reycraft, the SDS Director speaks during the April 2015 SDS Access Award Open House while Corey Blount performs Sign Language Interpreting.

    Gayle Wicker and Micah Everett, the Staff and Faculty SDS Access Award Recipients

    Gayle Wicker and Micah Everett

    Gayle Wicker and Micah Everett were the April 2015 recipients of the Staff and Faculty SDS Access Awards during Disability Awareness Month.

    Rollin' Rebels Wheelchair Basketball Tournament promoting Disability Awareness Month

    Rollin' Rebels Disability Awareness Month

    The Rebel Black Bear has control of the ball. I hope he doesn't eat it.

  • Welcome

    Picture shows how accessibility is interconnected between the Students and Parents, Faculty and Administration and the Student Disability Services.

    The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) at The University of Mississippi is committed to ensuring equal access to a quality education for qualified students with disabilities through the provision of reasonable academic accommodations which support University standards and academic integrity.

    University policy provides for reasonable accommodations to be made for students with verified disabilities on an individualized and flexible basis as specified under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

    SDS provides classroom accommodations to all students on campus who disclose a disability, request accommodations, and who meet eligibility criteria. We do not have specialized programs for specific types of disabilities.

    Students with disabilities are served in much the same way as other students on campus. We believe that each department on campus has expertise unique to that unit and students are better served by interacting with each department according to their needs. For example, students with housing needs should contact the Office of Student Housing and Residence Life; students with registration questions should contact the Registrar’s Office or their Academic Advisor and so on. In this way, students receive appropriate information from those with the specific expertise and knowledge to answer the student’s question(s). Students are encouraged to contact SDS if they do not know which campus office to contact for a specific question or problem.

    To view The University of Mississippi’s official policies and procedures for students with disabilities, please visit this link:

    Policies and Procedures for Students with Disabilities

    We look forward to assisting prospective and enrolled students with disabilities who may require assistance. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or requests for additional information.

    Hotty Toddy,

    Stacey Reycraft, M.Ed.
    Director for Student Disability Services