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Student Disability Resource Center

For Faculty and Staff

University faculty and staff are essential partners in making sure that all students have equal access to academic success.

How to Assist a Student With a Disability

If a student discloses they have a disability, or you suspect they do, encourage the student to register with the Student Disability Resource Center in order to receive accommodations. Students may register at any time. Complete our student referral form if you sense a student may benefit from accommodations.  


Identifying Disabilities

A disability is any type of physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities and lasts at least six months.

As a result, students registered with our office receive assistance directly related to their disabilities in an effort to make USC accessible. Accommodations vary based on individual needs. Accommodations provided by the SDRC are governed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a Federal law protecting individuals with registered disabilities from discriminatory treatment. You will receive a letter from SDRC outlining approved accommodations for your class.

Types of Disabilities We Accommodate

Students registered with the Student Disability Resource Center have disabilities including, but not limited to:

  • learning disabilities
  • cerebral palsy
  • mental health (depresstion, anxiety, PTSD, etc.)
  • hearing/visual impairments
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • food allergies
  • other health conditions

Accessibility Resources

Classroom Accessibility

Test proctoring procedures, sample syllabi statements, classroom accessibility tips.

Document Accessibility

Guidelines for large print documents, creating Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint and PDFs.

Sign Language and Captioning

Request an interpreter or real-time captioning at a classroom or university event, learn about video captioning tools and software (including Youtube).

Web Accessibility

Blackboard accessibility, screen reader compatibility, web accessibility checklist.

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