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Communication Devices

Ohio University is committed to providing effective communication for persons living with disabilities. The ADA requires that Title II entities (State and local governments, including public universities) communicate effectively with people who have communication disabilities. The goal is to ensure that communication with people with these disabilities is equally effective as communication with people without disabilities.

The goal for effective communication is to ensure that a person with a vision, hearing, or speech disability can communicate with, receive information from, and convey information to, the covered entity. TTY devices serve in this capacity for individuals who are Deaf, have a hearing loss or are deaf-blind.


TTY Phone Locations on the Athens Campus                                             Phone Number

Alden Library in the Bibliotech Café, second floor                                         3-0788

WUSOC in the 1 st floor hallway beside the restrooms                                   3-0837

OUPD Dispatcher desk                                                                                      Receiver only

McCracken 2 nd  floor beside the elevator                                                        6-9818

McCracken 3 rd floor beside the elevator                                                         6-9817

McCracken 4th floor beside the elevator                                                        6-9816


The Department of Justice has developed an information guide for Effective Communication for persons living with disabilities at https://www.ada.gov/effective-comm.htm.

If you know of a communication device need on campus, please submit your request to: https://www.ohio.edu/equity-civil-rights/report-a-concern.cfm