UNH Disability Services for Students (DSS)

July 9, 2014

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The number of high school students with disabilities who plan on continuing their education in college is increasing. Students with disabilities may need certain accommodations, and it is important for faculty to be receptive and responsive to their needs. 

UNH Disability Services for Students offers a wide range of support services for students with physical or mental disabilities. The program was specifically developed to provide resources, support and accommodation to facilitate full participation in academics and campus life. Some of the services that the DSS offers include, Wildcat access vans, alternative format textbooks or testing and various support groups. There is also an assistive technology lab where students can come and use specialized workstations, computer programs and scanners. In order for students to receive accommodations, current UNH students must self-identify and register with DSS, complete the DSS request form, and provide current documentation by a licensed or certified official that states the disability. The office for Student Disability Services is located at 3 Garrison Avenue in 201 Smith Hall and it is open from 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. Programs, such as the DSS are important to encourage active involvement from students in managing their own disabilities and promoting overall academic success!

Being well informed will help ensure you have a full opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the college experience without confusion or delay. UNH and the campus community strive to be supportive of academic, personal and work-related needs of each individual student. 

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