Student Disability Services

University of Mississippi
  • OleMiss Autism Awareness Event

    Nice Day for a Stroll

    Walking in support of Autism Awareness.

    SDS Testing Center in Kinard Hall

    SDS Testing Center

    The NEW SDS Testing Center is located in Kinard Hall, F Wing, 3rd Floor, Room 366.

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    UPD Simulates Wheelchair Accessibility

    UPD investigates the potential difficulties that may exist for wheelchair users during daily activities, that non wheelchair users take for granted.

    UPD Wheelchair Navigation Simulation On Street

    Down The Hill We Go

    Student, PJ Sheffield helps UPD understand obstacles that must be overcome for a wheelchair user to effectively navigate campus on a typical day.

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    Access Awards Banquet

    Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt gives the keynote speech at the Student Disability Services Access Awards held during Disability History Month.

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    Hand Band Event

    The culmination of Disability History Month ends with a wonderful show by Deaf Communication students displaying their sign language skills with songs of today.

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    Wheelchair Basketball Time!

    During Disability History Month, wheelchair basketball is a fun event that allows anyone to showcase their competitive sportsmanship.

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    Access Awards Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt speaks at the Access Awards for Disability History Month, while Corey Blount interprets.

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    Picture Time!

    Stacey Reycraft, the SDS Director, Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, the Access Awards keynote speaker, and her service dog Colton.

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    Listening Attentively

    A student listens closely as Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt delivers her keynote address during the Access Awards presentation for Disability History Month.

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    A Nice Picture

    PJ Sheffield, a graduating senior, and some of the SDS staff take a picture together as a fond farewell, but never goodbye.

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    Welcome

    Link To Rebel Access Application
    Link To SDS Testing Center
    Link To Volunteer Notetaker Request Form
    Link To Semester Request Forms
    Picture shows Student Disability Services Logo highlighting Access, Equity, and Inclusion.

    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
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