Nothing About Us Without Us
The Student Panel, one of the most popular events during Disability History Month, is a venue for students with various disabilities to talk about how they overcome obstacles on a day-to-day basis.
During the month of April which is Disability History Month, one of the most popular events presented by SDS is the Student Panel.
Wheelchair Tennis Fun
Ashley, an SDS Graduate Assistant eyes up the tennis ball to serve an ace during Disability History Month.
More Wheelchair Tennis Fun
Faith, an SDS Graduate Assistant uses some body language to hit the tennis ball during Disability History Month.
Wheelchair Tennis Time
Wheelchair tennis is one activity that is presented by SDS during Disability History Month.
Disability History Month Seminar
Jonathan Mooney, an award winning writer, entrepreneur, activist, and advocate tells his life story about living with dyslexia and ADD.
2019 Staff Access Award Recipient
Dr. Macey Edmonson is selected by students with disabilities to be the recipient of this years Staff Access Award.
2019 Faculty Access Award Recipient
Mr. Alan Arrivee, a faculty member, is the recipient of this years Faculty Access Award. This award is given to those who go above and beyond to advocate for students with disabilities.
Get Down, Get Down!
The ASL Flash Mob gets the rhythm and signs to songs of today during the finale of Disability History Month.
ASL Students Sign To A Song
American Sign Language students take part in the UM Hand Band finale during Disability History Month.
Welcome to Student Disability Services at the University of Mississippi!
In collaboration with the larger campus community, SDS assists the University in its commitment to protect the civil rights of students with disabilities and to assist with the design of more welcoming and inclusive environments. SDS is responsible for determining support for a student’s disability-related need for accommodations and for facilitating, through an interactive process with students and faculty, the removal of unintentional curricular and programmatic barriers.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about our policies and procedures or the ways in which we can work with students to ensure an equal opportunity for academic success.
A Note About COVID-19 Protocols and Parameters
This is a challenging time and we recognize that students and parents are feeling anxiety and frustration. The University is committed to the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff and has worked extensively to create a plan for the safe return to campus. We encourage you to visit the University’s COVID-19 Information
page for information and updates regarding the campus plan for fall 2020.
Please be assured that accommodations approved through SDS will be provided, if requested, in all classes regardless of class format. Accommodations may look a little different in an online or remote environment, and students may find that some accommodations are not needed in these new class environments, but SDS will continue to collaborate with students and faculty to implement approved accommodations. We have also compiled some student resources we hope will be helpful as you prepare for fall classes. You can find those resources on our SDS COVID-19 Information for Students
We are here to support you so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any point for assistance and guidance.
SDS Office Protocols-
We care about the health and safety of visitors and SDS staff. When campus reopens, the following safety protocols will be in place for those who visit the SDS office:
- No more than two visitors will be allowed in the office suite at one time.
- Social distancing will be maintained while in the office suite.
- All visitors must wear a mask, which SDS will provide if necessary.
- No face-to-face meetings will be allowed. Because staff offices are small, and social distancing parameters cannot be maintained, visitors who request a meeting will be directed to an overflow office within the suite and a staff member will open a Zoom meeting.