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What is SLDD?


SLDD is the first and most important “STOP” for high quality academic support for the diverse populations of students throughout the University.

The functions/operations of SLDD are twofold:

  1. Providing of Academic Support to students of the U.W.I., St. Augustine at all levels of their academic career.
  2. Providing and ensuring equal access (infrastructure/academic) to all students who enter the University system with a disability.
Who can access the services of SLDD?


ANY student of the University can access the services through self referral or referrals by Faculty, Department, Lecturer, friend, family, etc. SLDD caters to the needs of Full-Time, Part-Time, Evening University, Postgraduate, External, International and Undergraduate students in addition to Student Athletes and Students with disabilities.


How do I register at SLDD?


  • Visit SLDD to collect the required registration form and make an appointment to meet with the Co-ordinator.
  • Complete the required Registration Form.  Students with disabilities must submit a medical report from a qualified medical professional.
  • An assessment of the students needs will be conducted.
  • The required assistance will be provided.

Registration Forms are available at the office or at our website.

What Academic Support is Available?


SLDD provides academic support to ALL students as follows:

  • Educational Assessment – LADS and LASSI Tests
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Time Management Techniques
  • Examinations Strategies
  • Workload Management
  • Study Skills
  • Extended hours for Evening University students

Support is also provided to the Faculties and Staff of UWI in terms of provision of information and guidelines which will enable staff to identify and assist students who are facing difficulties on the campus.  We also host workshops on disabilities and issues of disabilities. 

How can SLDD meet the needs of students with disabilities?


SLDD provides special support to students with disabilities based on their needs in terms of:

  • Provision of Aids and Devices such as laptops, USB drives, digital voice recorders and specialized software.
  • Liaison with Faculties and Departments regarding the special needs of certain students.
  • Special Accommodations for Examinations (mid-terms and final) such as a separate room, extra time, scribe or reader.
  • Classroom Accommodations such as changing the location of a venue of a lecture from the top floor to the ground floor, seeking permission to use assistive devices and the provision of special desks.
  • Special Arrangements for Parking Accommodation.
  • Access to an Assistive Technology Lab located on the ground floor of The Alma Jordan Library.



Visit SLDD and let your needs be heard in a safe and confidential environment.


SLDD - August 2013