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.
SAS Student Survey:
· We need your feedback! Each year SAS seeks the input of students who use our services to help us understand how to better meet your needs and adjust our services. The survey will take most students 10 minutes or less to complete and really helps us plan for the next year. All answers are anonymous and you can take the survey online at:https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0HbYXrDes4ELh1X
SAS Open House
· Please join us Wednesday, January 21, 4–6 p.m., in Baker Center 348 to take care of all your accessibility needs, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and enter our free prize drawing too. Staff from Tutoring Services, Residential Housing, Supplemental Instruction, Campus Involvement Center and other offices will be here to help you get connected to opportunities and supports.
Gateway to Success
The Gateway to Success program aims to help southeastern Ohio area high school students with disabilities who may be considering, or could benefit from, college or additional training after their high school graduation.
Students who participate in the Gateway to Success program will learn:
- Career interests and how additional education or training might be part of their career goals
- About the experiences of current college students with disabilities
- Study skills needed to be successful in college
- Different options for continuing education, and how to apply to
Adult training programs, 2-year technical degrees, or 4-year bachelor’s degrees
- Financial assistance options, what is available, and how to apply
- How technology (including assistive technology) is used
- How to request and receive accommodations in college
Two Gateway to Success Programs will be hosted this year:
Ohio University (Lancaster Campus) - March 20-21, 2015
Lancaster Application due by February 12
Ohio University (Athens Campus – includes in the residence halls) - May 15-16, 2015
Athens Application due by April 2
Campus Accessibility Maps