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About the OSD 

Who We Serve

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at UC San Diego works with:

  • Undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with documented disabilities
  • Faculty and staff who provide accommodations to students in classrooms and labs
  • Student veterans

For more information, view the Disability Resources Brochure Guide (PDF).

 

The OSD also works with a variety of departments and programs across campus to provide access to learning and internship opportunities for students with disabilities which opens doors to meaningful employment after graduation. In addition to Career Services, our Academic Internship Program connects students to opportunities where they can earn academic credit and real world skills that enable them to be more competitive candidates in the job market. The OSD also employs student staff with disabilities, training them in customer service, front and back office management, team building, and universal design in physical and electronic environments.


Students

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at UC San Diego works with undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with documented disabilities, reviewing documentation and, through an interactive process with the student, determining reasonable accommodations. Disabilities can occur in the following areas: psychological, psychiatric, learning, attention, chronic health, physical, vision, hearing, acquired brain injuries, and autism, and may occur at any time during a student’s college career. We encourage you to contact the OSD as soon as you become aware of a condition that is disabling so that we can work with you.

 


Faculty and Staff Supporting Students

The OSD also serves as a resource to UC San Diego faculty and staff who are providing accommodations to students in classrooms and labs across campus, and we have developed working relationships with other offices on campus to streamline services to students with disabilities. The OSD welcomes opportunities to provide disability education to departments and programs, and to develop internal processes that better serve students with disabilities.

 


Student Veterans

Finally, the OSD recognizes the unique challenges that some students with disabilities face, including student veterans, as disability impacts all areas of life (physical, mental, academic, and social). We invite you to dialogue with us in a safe, confidential environment, and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

Student Veterans at Triton 5k