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Services for Persons with Disabilities

Working Toward Accessibility

Southern Methodist University is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. The President's Advisory Committee on the Needs of Persons with Disabilities (PACNPD) was established to support this effort and make annual recommendations to the University President.

Students should contact the Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies team for questions and concerns. Faculty, staff, and visitors can address questions to the Office of Institutional Access and Equity.  Website accessibility issues should be directed to the Director of Academic Technology Services, Brad Boeke


President's Advisory Committee on the Needs of Persons with Disabilities

Mission Statement

The PACNPD is established to advise the University President on the special needs of disabled persons. Its activities shall include, among others, a study of the needs of the disabled, methods of making the campus community more aware of such needs, and steps that should be taken to make facilities more accessible. The Committee will meet not less than twice each semester. The Committee will not respond to individual complaints nor will it function as a grievance board, but it will forward any complaint alleging discrimination to the Affirmative Action office. The Committee may invite and meet with appropriate members of the administrative staff, Safety Committee, faculty, and students to obtain and disseminate information. At the close of the academic year, it will make a report and recommendations to the President.

Assistive Listening Systems & Devices

A Listen Technology portable assisted listening device is available for student, faculty, and staff use on campus.  It is perfect for tour groups on campus as well. The system allows the speaker to wear a portable headset that transmits the signal to people wearing the receivers. Contact Shawn Remek to inquire about using the system.  Shawn can be reached at 214-768-4419. There is no charge for usage.