Student Accessibility Services At OHIO
The mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is 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.
To be eligible for Student Accessibility Services, a student must:
- submit disability documentation (as described below) and a completed Application for Accessibility Services;
- receive notification from an Accessibility Coordinator (AC) that you are eligible;
- schedule and attend an intake appointment with your assigned Accessibility Coordinator
During the intake meeting the student and Accessibility Coordinator will determine accommodations and also discuss assistive technology or potential support services around campus that may be of assistance to the student.
Accessibility Coordinators review documentation and determine eligibility according to the framework of the American's with Disabilities Act Amendment Act and in accordance with the professional standards of the Association of Higher Education and Disability. There is no "exact formula" of how to document or determine a disability; however here are the things we look for in documentation:
- there is a chronic physical or mental condition that has been diagnosed
- evidence that the condition significantly impacts one or more major life activity (such as seeing, learning, standing, etc.)
- provided by a medical, mental health, or educational professional qualified to diagnose, evaluate, and treat the condition
- demonstrates a history of accommodation
- impact on current functioning
- supports the accommodations being requested
OHIO Lancaster, Accessibility Coordinator
Brasee Hall 331