Services for Students with Disabilities

We hope you are excited to begin the Fall 2021 semester! Below you will find important information to guide you through accessing your accommodations. 

Step 1: Request your Academic Accommodation(AA) Letters

This is to be done as soon as possible. You will be copied on the email so you will know     that your professors have received the AA letter.

Link to request your letters

Video showing you how to request your letters

Classes with multiple instructors:  Our system only sends to the first instructor of record.  Please notify SSD if there are additional instructors to be notified of your accommodations.

Step 2: Reach out to professors 

You must discuss how your accommodations will be implemented(e.g. where will I be taking my exams/quizzes). 

Step 3: Classes without an instructor or classes you add

SSD will notify you via your BMail if there are classes that have no instructor listed.  It is your responsibility to let SSD know who that instructor will be so that an AA letter can be sent out.

Adding another course after requesting your AA letters:

You must submit another request for AA letter to be sent.  Our office will not know that a course has been added.

Step 4: If you are authorized for any equipment to assist in audio recording your classes

Pick up will be during the first week of school.  Below are helpful videos.  We also have a Graduate Assistant, Emily who will be providing additional support and training.

SmartPen

How to Use your SmartPen

NoteTaker Express

How to use NoteTaker Express

Step 5:  If you are authorized to receive your textbooks in PDF format for Read and Write    

Software

Step 6:  Reading Software(Read and Write) Please visit the link below to access training material

Read & Write Training Material 

Research Opportunity

Binghamton University has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) to provide HYPE on Campus, a paid research study (up to $250 per student) to better understand how to help undergraduate students with mental health conditions stay in school and do well. Interested? You can determine your eligibility now by completing the following survey: www.Tiny.cc/HYPEatBU. You may also learn more by visiting our website: HYPE-on-Campus | Helping Youth on the Path to Employment (HYPE) (umassmed.edu) or contact us at HYPE@umassmed.edu or (508)-450-6819 (text or call). We look forward to supporting you during the 2021-22 academic year! 

SSD Contact Information

We invite you to contact us with any questions you may have.

  • Phone : 607-777-2686 (Voice, TTY)
  • Fax: 607-777-6893
  • Email: ssd@binghamton.edu
  • Office Location: University Union, Room 119