Disability Services For Students

Disability Services For Students (DSS)

The Disability Services for Students (DSS), at the University of Nebraska Kearney, coordinates reasonable accommodations to afford equal opportunity and full participation in University programs for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.

Values

The University of Nebraska Kearney is committed to equal access and participation for all persons, including those with disabilities, in academic areas and other programs sponsored by the University.

Mission

The mission of the Disability Services for Students (DSS) at University of Nebraska, Kearney is to provide equal access and opportunity to qualified students with disabilities to fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment.  We cooperate through partnerships with students, faculty and staff to promote students’ independence and to ensure recognition of their abilities, not disabilities.

Vision 

DSS strives to increase awareness of disability issues and envisions opportunities for students with disabilities to fully integrate into a UNK community that values disability culture. 

Who We Serve: According to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the Amendments Act of 2008, students with disabilities are entitled to appropriate accommodations designed to provide participation in and benefit from facilities, programs, and technology available at UNK.

Students with disabilities are provided accommodations on an individualized, collaborative, and flexible basis. However, it is the responsibility of students with disabilities to request accommodations.  Accommodations should be requested at the beginning of each academic year and at any time additional accommodations are needed. The DSS staff will need time to review all requests.