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, 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.


Accommodations and Services

Upon receipt of required documentation from the appropriate health care provider, CSD staff recommend the most appropriate accommodations for each student. Some of the individualized accommodations and services provided to students may include, but not be limited to:

  • Priority registration
  • Testing accommodations
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Textbooks in alternate format
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Resource referral/coordination
  • Adaptive equipment
  • 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. Attendant Care Services can be arranged through the Student Health Center.