These guides should help you with anything you'll need to navigate our new system. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with and questions.
- STAY TUNED!
Being a Notetaker
-Is SSD still open and operating?
How do I submit my application or documentation?
If I need to talk to someone in the office, who should I contact?
With the switch to all-virtual instruction, I anticipate barriers and would like to request new accommodations. What are my next steps?
I am struggling with taking care of my mental health right now. What should I do?
I am having trouble connecting with the College right now. What can I do?
I do not have the textbook for my class. I used to use the Library copy to do my coursework. What should I do?
What happens now that tests are online? How do I get extended time for an online quiz or test?
I have a reduced distraction testing location accommodation. How do I use this accommodation now?
I am struggling with online tests, and I don’t know what to do.
NOTE TAKER ACCOMMODATIONS:
I currently have a volunteer note-taker in my class. Now that the class is online, will I still receive a copy of the notes?
I am a volunteer note taker in a class. How does this work for the new online classes?
You will get paid if you provided notes up to the point when the class format changed and no further notes are required. SSD will contact you regarding the payment process.
How will extended time on tests and quizzes accommodations work? Will SSD proctor online exams?
NOTE TAKER ACCOMMODATIONS:
How will note takers work in the online format?
We are here to support faculty. Please email SSD or any of the staff members separately with any questions or concerns.
Check out the many resources at Columbia to help you: https://students.colum.edu/information-technology/remote-learning-support
Some Apps to Check Out:
Access to free electronic books:
Internet Hot Spots:
What kind of accommodations are available for students with disabilities?
Why should I register with SSD?
It is recommended that all students with disabilities provide documentation to SSD, even if they do not choose to request any services.
Providing documentation enables SSD staff to act more efficiently and knowledgeably on a student’s behalf, should the need arise and should the student request this.
How do I start receiving services?
A good starting point is to contact the SSD Office at 312-369-8296 or email email@example.com.
Students must request services to start the process and register with SSD to receive services. Here is the easy three-step registration process:
Following the meeting, SSD will prepare an accommodation letter for the student to give to their instructors, which details the specific approved accommodations the instructor is to provide to the student. Accommodations are not effective until the instructor has received the current semester-specific accommodation letter.
Once I am registered with SSD, what do I need to do to receive accommodations each semester?
Each semester, SSD students must initiate the request for their semester-specific accommodation letters by contacting SSD, preferably before the start of the semester, or as early as possible. The accommodation letters will be ready for pick up two business days after the request. Students pick up their accommodation letters from the SSD Office and deliver them to each instructor from whom they wish to receive accommodations as early as possible in the semester. Accommodations are effective upon receipt of the semester-specific accommodation letter by the instructor. They are not retroactive.
Please also see Right and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities