Services

For detailed information on ODA's services, procedures, accommodations, and campus resources, see the ODA Manual (PDF). Consult with ODA staff for clarification on ODA's policies and procedures listed in the manual.

In the ODA Manual, the following information is provided:

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • The ODA Staff
    • Serving Students and Southern Miss’s Campuses
    • Eligibility
    • ODA Accommodations and Services
    • Work Accommodations
    • Disability Training and Technical Assistance
    • Technology Access
  • Procedures
    • Step 1: Registering with ODA: Application and Documentation
    • Step 2:  Accommodation Meetings
    • Step 3: Students Deliver Accommodation Letters to Instructors
    • Accommodation Considerations
      • Online Courses and Distant Teaching Sites
      • Temporary Illnesses or Injuries
      • Reasonable and Unreasonable Accommodations
      • Personal Services
      • Accommodation Problems
    • Student Rights and Responsibilities
    • University Responsibility
    • ADA Syllabus Statement
    • Accessible Course Materials
      • Course Reading Materials
      • Course Handouts, Exams, Syllabi
      • Multimedia Presentations
      • Accessible Web Sites
    • Access Statements for Events, Web Pages and Publications
    • Privacy Protection Practices
    • Shared Responsibilities: ODA, Faculty, Staff and Students
      • Faculty and Staff Responsibilities
      • Student Follow-up and Evaluation of Services
    • Grievances
  • Accommodations and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
    • Academic Advising
    • Academic Probation/Suspension
    • Accessible Facilities
    • Accessible Furniture
    • Admission Requirements
    • Alternate Format of Books and Information
    • Delaying Due Dates
    • Exam Modifications
      • Procedures For Obtaining Exam Accommodations
      • To Take Exams with ODA
    • Excused Absences
    • Funding Opportunities     
    • GRE, PRAXIS, GMAT Accommodations
    • Handicap Parking
    • High School and College Differences
    • Housing Accommodations
    • IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) or 504 Plan
    • Interpreters
    • Note-Takers
      • Procedures For Obtaining Note Takers
    • Personal Care Attendants
    • Readers
      • Procedures For Obtaining Readers
    • Registration Assistance
    • Substitutions and Waivers
    • Temporary Illnesses or Injuries
    • Transportation
    • Tutoring
    • Visitors with Disabilities
  • Resources, Accessibility and Safety on Campus
    • Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment
    • Career Services
    • Counseling Center
    • Dining Services
    • Financial Aid
    • Health Services for Students
      • Medical Emergency Response Procedure for Students with Disabilities
    • Library Services
      • Before the first library assignment occurs
      • When library use is needed
    • University Police Department (Public Safety)
    • Recreational Sports
    • Residence Life
    • Speech and Hearing Sciences
    • Student Support Services
    • TTY Locations on Campus
    • Campus Accessibility and Safety
      • Construction
      • Elevators
      • Emergency Evacuation
      • Escort Services on Campus
      • Fire Safety
      • Service Animals
      • Student Dismissal for Safety Reasons
  • Appendix A
    • Procedure for the Resolution of Discrimination Complaints
    • Southern Miss’s Fire Safety Policy for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Appendix B
    • Sample Accommodation Letter
    • Consent Form
    • Release Of Information Form
    • Student Agreement for Use of Interpreter Services
    • Student Testing Guidelines
    • Testing Instructions Form
    • Student Agreement for Use of Document Conversion Services
    • Evaluation of Services
    • Approval for Library Assistance Form
    • Equipment Loan Agreement
    • Student Procedural Agreement
  • Appendix C
    • Assistive Technology
    • Designing Accessible Web Sites Tipsheet
  • Appendix D
    • Mississippi Relay
    • More Information about Mississippi Relay
    • Comparison of American Sign Language with English Language