Center for Students with DisABILITIES
The Justin Dart Jr., Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) office provides accommodations and support services to University of Houston students who have temporary or permanent health impairments, physical limitations, psychiatric disorders, and/or learning disabilities. CSD staff serve as liaisons between students and faculty, administrators, and community agencies. Advocacy services and environmental accessibility assistance are also provided.
How to Register with the CSD
- Obtain Disability Documentation Guidelines from CSD.
- Submit required documentation from qualified health care professional(s).
- Call or email CSD and schedule an intake appointment with counselor at (713)- 743 – 5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete an intake appointment with a CSD counselor.
Accommodations and Services
Upon receipt of required documentation from an appropriate health care provider, CSD staff recommend the most appropriate accommodations for each student. Some of the individualized accommodations and services available to students may include, but not be limited to:
- Priority enrollment
- Testing accommodations
- Assistive technology
- Textbooks in alternate format
- Sign language interpreters
- Resource referral/coordination
- Disability-related counseling
- Reduced course load
- Note-taking accommodations
- No more than one exam per day
- Breaks as needed
- Advocacy services
Accessible Campus Facilities
The University of Houston strives to maintain an accessible campus for students who have disabilities. Accessible parking, curb cuts, ramps, wide doors, and lowered telephones and elevator buttons are just a few examples.
The M.D. Anderson Library has Kurzweil and VERA reading machines, a text magnifier, and a TTY telephone. Most housing facilities have barrier-free rooms.
One Step Closer Scholarship
A new scholarship opportunity is available to eligible University of Houston students who are registered with the Center for Students with DisABILITIES for the 2016-2017 academic year!
The Eric P. Alexander Memorial Scholarship
The University of Houston Center for Students with DisABILITIES is proud to offer the Eric P. Alexander Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given in loving memory of a young man who had a learning disability.
Emerging Leaders is a competitive program of paid summer internships and leadership development opportunities for college and graduate students with disabilities coordinated by the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center.