UT’s Office of Disability Services has been renamed Student Disability Services (SDS). The office partners with the campus community to enhance campus diversity by creating equitable access for students.
Eric Moore began losing his hearing at age 10. A few years later, as a high school sophomore, he served as a teacher’s aide for children with visual impairments and intellectual disabilities.
The Center for Career Development, Student Disability Services, and the Student Government Association for the second year are partnering on Smokey’s Closet, a clothing closet initiative.
In June, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Office of Disability Services (ODS) offered a Summer Accessibility Workshop program that helped about 40 instructors learn to make their class materials more accessible to all students. This fall, you can experience the same workshops on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. now through November 10. You
When death came knocking, all Makayla Claussen could think about was living long enough to earn her college degree. On Saturday, Claussen will achieve her goal. She will receive a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Claussen’s steep climb to graduation and the drive she has demonstrated to
As executive director of Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities, Alan Muir has brought together universities, employers, and US government agencies to focus on the careers of college graduates with disabilities. Last month, Muir was recognized for his outstanding work when he was selected as one of the members of the inaugural class of the
RJ Mitte, a young actor known for his role on AMC’s hit television series Breaking Bad, will visit UT on Thursday, October 2, as a part of UT’s third annual Disability Week.
Students who request testing accommodations and faculty who approve them will now find the process available online, thanks to a new system being implemented by the Office of Disability Services. This comprehensive data management system is designed to meet the specialized needs of the office. It simplifies the scheduling of appointments, exams, rooms, and resources
Students, faculty, and staff with disabilities are invited to complete an anonymous online survey that will help to assess disability accommodations provided by the university, the accessibility of the campus, as well as the inclusiveness of the university community for people with disabilities. The survey was developed by the Disability Task Force, which was created
Vice Chancellor for Diversity Rickey Hall has convened a task force that will develop recommendations and strategies to enhance accessibility and inclusivity of our campus for people with disabilities. The task force is charged with developing recommendations for the campus by examining strengths and weaknesses of accessibility on campus and identifying potential solutions and best
On September 11, 2001, Michael Hingson, blind from birth, led his co-workers from the seventy-eighth floor of the World Trade Center’s Tower One with the help of his guide dog, Roselle, moments before it collapsed. Now a New York Times best-selling author, Hingson will share his story at a Knoxville breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on
Campus Disability Advocates, a student-run organization at UT, will hold its second Disability Week from October 21 through 25. The events aim to educate the public about the social and economic issues that often accompany disabilities, local advocacy work for equality, and the value of having diverse life experiences. All events are free and open