Student Accessibility Services

Welcome to Student Accessibility Services (SAS). It is the mission of SAS to ensure equal opportunity and access for members of the Ohio University Community. Central to this mission is the development of an academic environment that is accessible to all people without the need for adaptation. While working toward the goal of full inclusion, accommodations must still be provided on an individual basis. 

This guide provides information about policies, procedures, and resources relevant to students registered with SAS and has been developed to assist you in accessing your academic accommodations and services. We encourage you to meet with your Accessibility Coordinator on a regular basis to discuss your educational goals and accessibility issues. 

Countless students with disabilities from every college and academic program have graduated from Ohio University. Your engagement in your academic activities and the accommodation process will be a key factor to your success. Communicating openly and regularly with your Accessibility Coordinator is the best way to assure your equal access and assists SAS in supporting your success.

Reminders:

Exam scheduling sheets are due one week in advance of an exam to guarantee you a testing spot here in Student Accessibility Services.

Also it is never too early to starting thinking about finals. Please let us know your final exam dates by Wens. 11/27 as the University being closed for Thanksgiving on 11/28 and 11/29.
 

Announcements:

The Inclusion Change Team, one of the teams working on accessibility and inclusivity on campus would like to host a focus group of students to look at our current campus tour and receive student feedback on how inclusive the route is…are things accessible, how are students getting around campus, based on the tour what is their perception of campus.  Part of the conversation is finding out what are the main or primary buildings students are using and finding ways for these buildings to be more accessible and inclusive.  We are particularly interested in finding two students with mobility limitations or low vision to provide feedback. We are hoping to meet during the week of November 11th.  
Please email Carey Busch at buschc@ohio.edu by October 28 if interested.

Joan Butcher with WOUB is looking for students with a mobility or visually impaired disability that would allow a photographer to take pictures or shadow them for an hour or so? The purpose would be to create identifying images that can be used as 'stock' pictures.  I'm thinking of pictures of: someone in a wheelchair going up a ramp, someone walking with a cane, a student with a canine companion, the kids playground on Richland Ave., etc.
If you are interested please contact Joan Butcher directly at pittmanc@ohio.edu or 740.593.4972
 
Attention Differences Group
Counseling and Psychological Services offers an Attention Differences Group which meets Tuesdays from 3-4:30. They have increased the coaching component of this group to include texting reminders to students, and more frequent access to the facilitators for coaching support.
Any student that is interested would need to meet with Sheila Williams first (for a brief pre-screening) and can contact her at willias2@ohio.edu or 740.593.1616 or Jonathon Mosko mosko@ohio.edu or 740.593.1616 to get connected.

Campus Conversation: Sexual Assault, Consent, Bystander Intervention
Thursday October 24
12 Noon - 4 PM
Nelson Commons Main Reception
The Ohio University community is invited to participate in an event designed to provide a safe place for people to ask questions, raise concerns, and educate themselves and others about sexual assault, consent and bystander intervention. This event is open to the entire campus community and will be formatted to allow participants to come and go as their schedule permits.

Campus Accessibility Maps

Athens Campus | The Ridges | North Green | South Green | West Green | Sports Complex