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Student Resources

Student Resources

Information and internet links providing financial and disability resources for students and families.

DSS Student PortalDSS Student Portal Instructions (PDF)Student Disability Handbook

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
State agency that provides services to children and adults with disabilities in homes, schools, the workplace, and the community, with a mission to assist every person in achieving his or her maximum potential.

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know your Rights and Responsibilities
A brochure published by the Office of Civil Rights

The Differences in Legal Rights and Responsibilities in Secondary and Postsecondary EducationIn order to understand the differences between being a student in special education in high school and being a college student with a disability, you have to have a basic understanding of the legislation that dictates how each of those educational settings operates. This chart will help you compare the laws.

National Center for College Students with Disabilities
Only federally-funded national center in the U.S. for college and graduate students with any type of disability. Valuable resources on multiple topics for students and families.

Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic)
Access to the nation’s largest audio-book library of textbooks and literature titles.

Bookshare
Online library that makes print material available in downloadable digital text formats.

Project Gutenberg
Free e-books

DO-IT – Washington University-Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology
DO-IT center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities and the use of computer and networking technologies.

ETS-Educational Testing Services
Resources regarding Praxis and GRE accommodations for test takers with disabilities

FinAid-The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
A free public service website that provides information about financial aid, scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities.

College Funding for Students with Disabilities
A brochure produced by the University of Washington that provides general information on federal and state aid, scholarships and awards.