DSS Services

DSS handles each request for services individually, which ensures you’ll receive the accommodations that are appropriate for you. Here are just a few examples of common services DSS can provide (not a comprehensive list):

  • priority registration;
  • extended time for exams;
  • sign language interpreters;
  • books in alternative formats such as Braille, books on tape, and large print;
  • tape recording of lectures;
  • note-taking assistance; and
  • testing environments with reduced distractions.

Even computers are more accessible. Features include the following:

  • screen reader applications;
  • screen magnifier applications;
  • large monitors;
  • disabled-accessible workstations;
  • ergonomic keyboards;
  • closed-captioning;
  • Braille translation software; and
  • voice-to-text software.

This list does not include all the services and equipment available. If you have a specific accommodation request, please inform DSS.

Temporary Impairments: Some examples of temporary impairments can include, but are not limited to, broken extremities, hand injuries, or torn ligaments. Students needing temporary accommodations should complete the DSS registration process by submitting an application through the DSS Student Portal along with documentation of their temporary impairment. For more information on documentation for temporary disabilities, please refer to the guidelines for documentation of disabilities.

DSS does not provide financial aid, attendant (personal) care, transportation services, or tutoring.

Contact DSS


205-934-4205

dss@uab.edu

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


Housing


  • 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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