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OSD Newsletter for Fall 2021


Welcome back to campus! The OSD has several updates for you so we hope you will read through the entire newsletter.

 

Moving to a New Location

First, the OSD is in the process of moving to a new location. We vacated our space in University Center 202 and will be working remotely during the Fall Quarter while we renovate our new home on the 3rd Floor of Pepper Canyon Hall. We look forward to welcoming you to the new space in January! All appointments continue to be conducted via phone or Zoom and you may call us at 858-534-4382 or email us at osd@ucsd.edu.

October is Disability Awareness Month

Please review the Disability Awareness Month Blink page for a list of activities.
Our annual Art Exhibit is once again being offered virtually. Check out this year's Art Exhibit.

Career and Internship Fairs

Career Services is offering several career and internship fairs this month. Check out the latest listing and learn how to get involved at career.ucsd.edu/events.

This Able

Join Zina Patel, a current undergraduate student, and her team who have developed a platform called This Able, a nonprofit that seeks to empower those with disabilities and create an inclusive community. They have been hosting virtual meet-ups on Slack and are extending an invitation to all OSD students. Please join the This Able Slack Workspace. If you need help signing up, please email Zina at zapatel@ucsd.edu.

Delta Alpha Pi

Delta Alpha Pi, a disability honors society, is also accepting new members. Read more about them at osd.ucsd.edu/resources/clubs-and-organizations.html#Delta-Alpha-Pi and contact Marina Nakhla at mnakhla@health.ucsd.edu for more information.

Accessibility Awareness Video Series

The campus Electronic Accessibility Oversight Committee is working on a series of videos for campus highlighting the importance of providing access. See the first video at accessibility.ucsd.edu and scroll down to “Why Captions are Essential.”

Update Your Consent Form

If you have not already done so, please update your Consent form for this year and return it to osd@ucsd.edu. The form is downloadable and fillable and may be found on our website at osd.ucsd.edu/students/forms.html#Student-Forms. Consent forms are valid from July 1, 2021 – June 2022.

Reserved Seats

And finally, for Registrar controlled classroom space, they have placed “reserved” seat signs on several seats throughout each classroom. If you have a reserved seat as an accommodation, feel free to use one of these spaces.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at osd@ucsd.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in person in January!

OSD Staff