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Contact Us

972-883-2098 Office
972-883-6561 Fax
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Office Hours

Office: SSB 3.200
Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Appointments are available
by request.

Mailing Address

University of Texas at Dallas
Student AccessAbility
800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB32
Richardson, TX 75080

About Us

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Kerry S. Tate, MS

Director
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Kerry Tate has a master’s degree from Texas A&M-Commerce in special education and psychology. She received her undergraduate degree from Cottey College and Texas Woman’s University and is working on an advanced degree at UT Dallas. Kerry spent several semesters studying abroad in Scotland and England. She joined the UT Dallas as the Student AccessAbility coordinator in 2000.

Kerry is currently serving on the Texas AHEAD board and is actively involved with the International AHEAD organization. She enjoys visiting the Disney Parks and collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia.

  • Coordinates the University’s program of service for students with disabilities.
  • Responds to requests for general information from enrolled students, and program information from potential students and family members.
  • Responds to requests for interpretation of legal mandates on campus-specific issues related to ADAAA.
  • Interprets Federal laws (Section 504/ADAAA) and court rulings and interpretations affecting services for students with disabilities.
  • Assists in establishing and enforcing goals and objectives and developing policies, procedures and guidelines for students with disabilities to obtain services.
  • Performs intake interviews of students with disabilities and determines need for accommodations.
  • Counsels, coordinates and analyzes academic support services.
  • Analyzes neuropsychological documentation to determine eligibility for accommodations.
  • Provides interpreting services to students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Screens, evaluates and recommends hiring of interpreters or contract agencies to maintain qualified services.
  • Coordinates interpreting services for meetings, programs and special events.

Asst. Director, Ron Venable

 

 

 


Ron Venable, MA
Assistant Director
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Ron’s career working with students who have disabilities began with the Texas Rehabilitation Commission (now part of the Texas Workforce Commission) as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in 2000. In this position, he provided transition counseling for people with disabilities, job placement and eligibility determination for services. Ron's caseload was primarily comprised of college students from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the Tarrant County College District. He gained experience working with a wide range of physical disabilities but the majority of his work was with Learning Disabilities, and Attention Deficit Disorder. Ron continued working in an administrative role in disability service offices for colleges and universities in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, California and San Antonio for 18 years before joining UTD in 2018. Ron received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Baylor University in 1995 and a Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1999.

Adina Malamut
Adaptive Testing Coordinator
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Adina began working with students who have disabilities as an intern with the disability services office at UT Austin in 2012.  At UT, she supported accommodated testing operations, proctored exams, and trained students on the use of adaptive technology such as screen readers. Adina was active in the disability community as the leader of the UT Disability Advocacy Student Coalition, and a membership coordinator for Best Buddies.  She worked there for 3 years while pursuing her undergraduate degree in Special Education.  She then worked as a teacher in Austin and in the DFW area before becoming the Adaptive Testing Coordinator. Adina loves UT/Texans football, exploring new places, getting lost in books, trying new ethnic cuisine, and most of all spend time with loved ones. .