The Office of Disability Services is happy to welcome you to our website. We provide services for students with disabilities at Texas State University and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus (RRC).
The staff in the Office of Disability Services is available to answer any questions that you may have.
Academic Testing for Students with Disabilities (ATSD) administers ALL academic tests with approved testing accommodations to students who are registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS). The ATSD Testing System in an online system for students to request to take an academic test. If you would like more information about ATSD, please visit their website or contact the office at 512-245-7856.
We encourage you to watch a powerful Ted Talk from Nigerian author Chimananda Ngozi Adichie, "The Danger of a Single Story." The video is found below. Adichie explains how "our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories." Adichie believes all stories matter and that one can find authenticity and cultural voice in their story. She warns of the danger of only hearing a single story about another person or group of people and how we risk critical understanding if we only choose to listen to the single story.
The Office of Disability Services believes that there are many stories to an individual and we encourage for everyone to let their own story to be told. What is your story?
“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.”
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
You can find the transcript from the video here.
Disability Services believes in educational outreach. If you like this video, you can find more videos addressing a number of disability-related topics here.