Student and Parent DSS Handbooks

DSS has developed the below student and parent handbooks to answer questions about accommodations for students with disabilities.  DSS staff members can provide additional information and resources regarding services for students with disabilities. 

DSS Student Handbook

DSS Parent Handbook

Contact DSS


Enter the DSS Student Portal

Getting Started

  • Our Services - DSS handles each request for services individually, which ensure you’ll receive the accommodations that are appropriate for you.
  • Applying for Services

Academic Accommodations


  • How to Request Housing Accommodations


Service and Assistance Animals

  • UAB has established specific guidelines regarding the appropriate use of and protocols associated with SAA.

Technology Available on Campus

  • JAWS – Screen Readers
  • ZoomText – Screen Enlargement Software
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking – Speech-to-Text Software
  • Livescribe Pens – Note Taking
  • Kurzweil 3000 – Scanning and Reading Software
  • FM Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

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