(COVID-19 Update Fall 2020) Disability Support Services will continue to support students remotely this Fall 2020 semester, Monday- Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. The USG DSS Testing Center will continue answer questions related to accommodated testing and other disability related needs. Students should email the DSS coordinator at usg-disAbility@umd.edu for assistance.
- Home Campus DSS Offices: If students have questions or concerns that they need to ask their home campus DSS offices, please go to your home campus DSS websites and follow their interaction process during this time. A list of your home campus emails/phone numbers can be found at the very bottom of this page titled " DSS student Facesheet at USG."
- Disability Support Resources: Disability Support Services (DSS) at USG has created a web link for students, faculty, staff and community members to access campus and community resources for those with disabilities and/or struggling with personal, professional and educational challenges during COVID-19.
Welcome to the John and Effie Macklin Center for Academic Success Disability Support Services
The Macklin Center for Academic Success serves as the Disability Support Services (DSS) offices here at USG and acts as a liaison between students at USG and their home campuses to ensure that they have access to their approved accommodations. The Macklin Center collaborates with faculty, students, and various staff members to implement accommodations at USG in a way that preserves confidentiality, equality, and integrity for all students with disabilities to ensure an accessible educational experience for students at USG.
The Macklin Center provides various accommodations to students with disabilities who are registered through their home campuses DSS offices. Students must first be registered through their home campus DSS offices in order to receive accommodations at USG. Once students are registered, specific accommodations are based on the documentation of the disability and personal interview with their home campuses DSS specialists. The Macklin Center is staffed with a Coordinator for Testing and Disability Support Services who will meet with students regarding: new student DSS procedure, current students using DSS, accommodation process, testing coordination, self-advocacy skills, academic coaching, and study strategies. The Macklin Testing Center provides testing accommodations to students who require individualized testing spaces, extended time, and other testing needs.
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Test Request Proctoring
Tests can only be provided for students registered with approved accommodations from their home campus DSS Offices. Students must follow the Do's and Dont's of the testing center at all times.
The Macklin Center provides specific accommodations for students with disabilities while always updating accommodations as needed.
- Students: Instructions and request forms must be submitted 7 days before the exam date. Students are also welcome to submit test requests upfront once they recieve their course syllabus and know the dates. A new test request submission for each exam is required.
- Faculty: Instructions and request forms must be submitted no later than 5:00pm, 1 day before the exam. Reminder emails will be sent to faculty 24 hours before the date of the exam.
Please contact usg-disAbility@umd.edu for information regarding access to assistive technology, creating accessible materials, or implementing approved accommodations.