In addition to the need to provide information about your disability in order to qualify for services and accommodations, each student should keep the Services for Students with a Disability office (SSD) updated about any changes or problems you might encounter.
Our office will provide copies of a letter discussing the accommodations for which you qualify. Please review them to make sure they are accurate. Give one to each of your teachers during an office hour or a time you can sit down and discuss the accommodations and your situation. Keep a copy for yourself. More are available through our office if you run out.
As a college student it is your responsibility to advocate for yourself. If issues arise, or if you are not receiving accommodations in the manner you think is appropriate and reasonable, speak first with your teacher, and then contact my office if you have further need for consultation or help. Examples of those responsibilities for which you are responsible are such things as arranging for special testing situations, reserving testing rooms, arranging for readers, getting tutors, making sure you are getting notes, informing interpreters of your schedule changes or absences, etc. We can put credit on your student card for photocopying notes. If you have problems, please contact my office.
We continue to encourage you to use the resources in the Academic Learning area, Reading, Writing, Math, Study Skills, and Tutoring Centers. Go to: http://www.byui.edu/AcademicLearning/ or call 496-4271 for assistance. The Tutoring sign up page is: https://tutortrac.byui.edu/TutorTrac/Default.html
If you have reading issues, it is especially important that you contact Sister Julie Engstrom in the Reading Center to arrange for services. Her number is 496-4277, her office is located on the 2nd floor, East Wing of the McKay Library. http://www.byui.edu/readingcenter/
For information regarding Disability Services go to: http://www.byui.edu/Disabilities/. For Assistive Technology (book in alternative format, reading devices, etc, call 496-7219, Doug Ricks.
Please contact me if you have any questions or run into any problems.
Richard G. Taylor, Ph.D. SSD