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I need transportation assistance on campus. Where do I go for help?

Student Disability Services provides academic accommodations. For transportation assistance on campus, contact Cambus and inquire of their Bionic Bus system.  Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


What is the Letter of Accommodations (LOA)?

The letter is a document generated by the student via SDS's Student Portal that ensures a student has a documented disability and has been deemed eligible for specific academic accommodations. The information on the letter is confidential and should be treated as such. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


Is my disability information shared with my professors?

No.  It is your decision to inform each professor about your accommodations noted in your Letter of Accommodations.  This letter will be limited to discussing the accommodations for which you are qualified and does not contain information regarding your specific condition. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


Do I need to make a new request for accommodations each semester?

Since you have new classes each semester your Accommodations Coordinator will work with you to discuss how to obtain updated Letters of Accommodation. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


What if I need additional accommodations?

Please submit any accommodation additions in writing to the SDS Director. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


Is tutoring provided specifically for students with disabilities?

Tutoring is not an academic accommodation at the college level.  There are tutor referral sources on campus for use by all students.  https://tutor.uiowa.edu/  Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017



Can my parents be involved in this process?

If you would like them to be.   According to FERPA, you must complete a Consent to Release Information form to allow our staff speak with your parents. Contact sds-info@uiowa.edu fore more information. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


Who is responsible for paying for documentation to verify my disability?

You are responsible. Please review the Documentation Guidelines. If you have questions about where to obtain the necessary documentation, please contact our office. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


Should I tell my academic advisor about my disability?

That is your choice.  For example, if reading is difficult for you, it might be helpful to tell your academic advisor about this so they avoid suggesting a number of reading intensive courses during the same semester. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


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