October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
According to the US Department of Labor's September statistics, the national unemployment rate for those with disabilities was 10.4% and 4.7% for those without disabilities. Checkout the Department's website for more information. http://www.dol.gov/odep/
For those of you who didn't make it to the DSS Disability Awareness Fair, please visit online to experience the ADA/Disability History exhibit .
Disability Support Services (DSS) coordinates the support services for UAA students who experience disabilities, as well as provides resources for the university and community. Providing equal opportunities for students who experience disabilities is a campus-wide responsibility and commitment.
New to DSS? Students requesting accommodations for the first time need to make an appointment for a meeting with the Disabilities Accommodations Coordinator to establish eligibility. DSS staff can provide details about services and accommodations that are available to qualified students with appropriate documentation. Early planning is encouraged to allow DSS staff adequate time to make the necessary arrangements for support services.
Once eligibility has been determined, students login to the DSS Online System to make specific requests each semester.
Faculty Implementing Accommodations: Read more in the faculty section.
Course Offering for November: Introduction to Career Exploration
Current DSS students: For testing accommodations in the DSS lab, as soon as you receive your syllabus, please bring it to the DSS Lab Manager to schedule all of your exams for the semester.
DON'T FORGET TO REQUEST YOUR E-BOOKS FOR THE UPCOMING SEMESTER. THIS CAN BE DONE PRIOR TO PURCHASING THEM AT THE BOOKSTORE.
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