Loyola University Maryland

Disability Support Services

DSS Online Request System

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Instructions for Using the DSS database.

Instead of handing out paper copies of accommodation letters to professors you will be able to request  your accommodation notifications to be sent to your professors through email. It is a great way for DSS to reduce paper waste and you will be able to request accommodations from the comfort of your computer

To request your accommodations for each semester 

Login for DSS data base(AIM)Go to the right of the DSS homepage and under “Quick Links” click on

To register or request accommodations.”

You will be directed to a login page use your Loyola username and password information to request accommodations

Under the heading “My Accommodations” select “List Accommodations” to view your current class schedule.

Select the classes you would like to request accommodations for and click on the Step 2 “Continue to Customize Your Accommodations”. 

Next you will be able to customize your accommodations for each class.

Exam Scheduling

Select the accommodations such as “Alternative Testing” and check to have your letters emailed to your professors.

Once you have completed your requests you may submit by clicking on the submit request button at the bottom of the page.

DSS will approve and email an accommodation letter to  you and your professor

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Requesting  testing accommodationsExam Scheduling

Login to the databse use “Quick Links” and request accommodations

Select “Alternative Testing” on the left of the screen

Use the pull down menu to select the class you are submitting a request for

Enter the date, time and accommodations you are requesting

Make sure you submit your request

Remember your request will not go through if you have not provided DSS 5 business days prior notice for your exam request. Please contact DSS as soon as possible if you are not able to submit your request.

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Scheduling test/exams with DSS without professor testing agreementExam Scheduling

You may submit a test request by logging into your DSS account

Click on Alternative Testing on the left of the screen

If your professor has not sent in the testing agreement you will need to submit a test request without a contract


It is the same process as requesting an exam but you will need to submit the request by clicking on “Requesting a test without a professor’s testing agreement"

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Screenshot of how to download notes online from AIM

Find your notes through the DSS database

Login into your DSS account Under “My Accommodations” select“Notetaking Services”

If you have an assigned note-taker you will see their name and contact information

Underneath the class description you should have a button the says “available notes for download

”Click on the button and select the date in which you want to download notes for

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Alternative textbooks

Screenshot of list of books you may choose for alternative format

If you have alternative formats for texts you may request and access them through the DSS database

Login to your  account and select "Alternative Formats" under the "My Accommodations" heading on the left of the screen

Select the book you would like an alternative format for under "Alternative Formats"

“Alternative Formats Preference” will appear above your book selection;  select the format you are requesting

If you do not see the book or format you need please contact DSS as soon as possible

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