Assisting Students with Disabilities
The Office for Disability Accommodations (ODA) is Southern Miss' designated office to verify students' eligibility for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ODA works with eligible registered students on an individual basis to provide classroom and housing accommodations that are specific to their disability. ODA works with faculty and staff on campus to ensure that students with disabilities have full access and the encouragement to participate in all university activities. ODA strives to create a positive campus environment where students with disabilities are supported in their pursuit of careers on the basis of their personal interest and ability.
How can ODA help you?
Our office provides accommodations and assistance in finding the right campus resources for students registered with us.
- Temporary Injury
- Accessible Housing
- Exam Accommodations
- Course Accessibility
- ASL Interpreting
- Volunteer Note-takers
- Assistive Technology and Software
- Alternative Formats of Course Materials
- Possible Other Reasonable Accommodations
Accommodations are determined on a case by case basis to assist each student's individual needs.