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Accommodating Students With Disabilities

Faculty and staff, find out how to work with the Office for Students with Disabilities to accommodate students.

What OSD does

Students and dependents with disabilities engage in all university departments, programs, colleges, divisions and professional schools at UC San Diego. As a resource for the campus, the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) is responsible for determining eligibility for modifications, adjustments and other accommodations for students and dependents who have disabilities. OSD, a department within Academic Affairs, is the point of contact for campus members relating to questions and information about and for students and dependents with disabilities.

Your resource

OSD is a resource for faculty and staff, and can assist in a number of ways, such as:

  • Working with individual students and dependents with disabilities who are seeking modifications to standard policies, procedures and practices due to a medical condition
  • Providing resource information to talented students, to promote retention efforts
  • Serving as a point of contact on disability legislation and best practices
  • Adding value to grants and other external funding sources when disability information is included in describing diversity efforts, i.e. National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation
  • Providing guidance in challenging situations involving multiple issues
  • Working closely with campus constituents relating to disability issues involving teaching assistants, clinical requirements and external regulatory agencies
  • Developing or updating technical standards for academic programs

Visit OSD's website for additional information