UNL's City Campus

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

Student concerns about COVID-19 Risk:
When to go to SSD and when to go to Student Advocacy and Support


Is SSD open?

Yes. In order to increase precautionary health measures, SSD is aligning with the University message and will be holding all appointments via phone, email or Zoom with no in-person appointments happening. If you need assistance or have questions, please call our office 402-472-3787 or e-mail us at: ssddocumentation@unl.edu


Will exams be administered in person by SSD?

In response to the University guidelines for safe distancing and its commitment to ensure the safety of students and staff, the SSD Testing Center will be limited to proctoring "in-person" exams for SSD students who need unique resources for the following test accommodations:

  • Private Testing Room
  • Use of Assistive Technology
  • Exam Assistance (scribe)
  • Exams in Alternative Format
Professors are asked that SSD students whose test accommodations don't include these categories be allowed to take their exams remotely. If you have questions please feel free to contact us.


SSD Directions for requesting Test Accommodations, Notetaking Software (Sonocent/Glean) and/or readings in accessible format (E-text, Braille, large print, etc.).

SSD Directions for Requesting Services webpage


How do professors accommodate Deaf students in their online format?

To caption videos, lectures or narrated power points, faculty are authorized to use UNL Academic Video with captions provided by VidGrid https://its.unl.edu/services/unl-academic-video/.  This service is available at no charge to faculty who have deaf or hard of hearing students in their courses. For further assistance, you may email Huskertech Help Center (Love Lib. South, Rm 31)   https://its.unl.edu/helpcenter/  or call 402-472-3970, toll-free 866-472-3970. 

If your plans include videoconferencing for your course or office hours, please contact Barbara Woodhead.


General recommendations for classes with academic accommodations

Some accommodations may look different as on site lectures are converted to online instruction. To support the process, we recommend the following:

  • Communicate with students using accommodations to ensure that they are accessing the course material effectively
  • Offer regular office hours for questions and clarifications
  • Be flexible as adjustments may need to be made if students indicate additional assistance is needed
  • Consult with SSD staff if you have any questions