Our Office and Staff
At the SSD Office, you will always find a smiling face around, happy to help you with anything you need. If you want to meet with a particular staff member, contact us ahead of time to book an appointment.
The SSD Office, SUB B111, is equipped with three 27-inch computers and a coloured printer. Two of our computers are equipped with Mac operating system, and one is operated under Windows. UVic students can log on to these computers using their NetLink IDs. Our staff are happy to provide assistance if required. There is no charge for using our computers or for printing!
We also have two iPads and a laptop to loan out to students. Please book an appointment with our staff for further inquiry.
All of our computers are equipped with the basic default accessibility features (high zoom & contrast, voiceover etc.) and Dragon Naturally Speaking and Kurzweil 3000. We also have a CCTV Scan Reader available for use in the office and a portable reader that can be lent out to students. If you have any questions about the adaptive technology and softwares, our staff is here to help.
We are currently developing our resource section in the office, but here you can find our On-Campus and Off-Campus Guides and a multitude of disability related brochures. Feel free to peruse around and pick up any material you may need.
Our office has a small mini fridge, and there are often a variety of healthy food items available for students to munch on. SSD snacks are completely free! In addition, every Wednesdays we have our Community Lunches, where you can grab a healthy snack and socialize with other students.
Advocacy and Additional Support
SSD aims to provide advocacy services that include, but are not limited to, programs that are designed to raise awareness of the barriers that are faced by students with disabilities. As always, you are welcome to seek help from our staff anytime.
SSD Respite Room
We also have a respite room for students to relax away from environmental sensory stimulation. It's located in B106.