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San Diego State University

Student Disability Services

10 Things You Didn’t Know About SDS

1. Student Disability Services (SDS), as it is known today, has been committed to serving students with disabilities at SDSU since the early 1970’s.  Originally called Disabled Student Services, it is one of the oldest programs serving students with disabilities in the California State University (CSU) system.

2. SDS employs over 60 part-time and full-time professional staff and student assistants to operate the program at San Diego State University.

3. Professional staff in Student Disability Services collectively have over 150 years of service in the disability field.

4. Student Disability Services currently serves 1,468 students.

5. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-basis basis.

6. The Test Accommodation Center expects to proctor over 5000 exams in academic year 2016-2017.

7. The High Center has 22 computer stations equipped with assistive technology such as screen readers, enlarged displays, voice recognition software, and adaptive keyboards.  Students registered with SDS can use the lab to access assistive technology as well as standard software such as Microsoft Office Suite.

8. In academic year 2015/2016, a total of 404 students with disabilities completed both undergraduate and graduate degrees!

9. Unless a student signs a specific Release of Information, disability information is confidential and will not be shared with those who haven’t been authorized, including professors. 

10. Student Disability Services has 3 centers of operation on the SDSU campus, which includes the main SDS office, the High Tech Center/Student Support Services Project, and the Test Accommodation Center (TAC).