Disability Accommodations and Resources

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Do you need disability accommodations for classes, conferences, or other events? Here you can find the different offices that can help you make your learning experiences and events more accessible. If you have other resources that you think we should share on this page, please email Dr. Leo Taylor (taylor.3408@osu.edu).

ADA Coordinator's Office

The Ohio State University's (OSU’s) ADA Coordinator's Office guides the University's efforts to move beyond compliance and toward seamless access. As the University's focal point for disability-related initiatives, the ADA Coordinator's Office collaborates with University offices, government agencies, and advocacy groups to inform decision-making and ensure University compliance with state and federal mandates. Our office processes accommodations for staff, faculty, and visitors to the University, and addresses accessibility issues and reports of disability-based discrimination on campus.

Available to OSU faculty, staff, and those who are hosting large events and gatherings that are hosted by OSU and open to both OSU and the general public.

General Contact Information:
Office of University Compliance and Integrity
21 East 11th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

Phone: (614) 292-6207
TTY: (614) 688-8605
Fax: (614) 688-3665
E-mail: ada-osu@osu.edu

Deaf Etiquette

Due to limited or lack of exposure, most hearing people are not educated enough about people with hearing disabilities to be able to communicate effectively and respectfully. As a result, many deaf people experience rejection and feel excluded. Learning basic etiquette for interacting with deaf people is an important way to help make our communities more inclusive. Download Basic Etiquette Handout

Office of Student Life Disability Services

Student Life Disability Services (SLDS) is committed to creating an accessible educational experience for students with disabilities. Their office partners with students, faculty and staff to design accessible environments and to provide academic accommodations and support services.

Available to OSU students (undergraduate and graduate)

General Contact Information:
The Ohio State University - Disability Services
098 Baker Hall
113 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-292-3307
Fax: 614-292-4190
Video Phone (VP): 614-500-4445

General business email: slds@osu.edu
Exam accommodations email: slds-exam@osu.edu


Those in the OSU Extension system will need to go through their specific counties for accessibility needs for their events. You can find a listing of each county office with contact information here on the OSU Extension website.

Community Resources

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has information on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues related to this condition. JAN is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor.

PowerPoint Template for Accessible Presentations

Create effective and accessible PowerPoint slides using these template slides provided by the University. This sample presentation contains slide templates with instructions and examples that will enable you to create slides that are accessible, on brand, and incorporate design and presentation best practices. For example, did you know that to create slides that are accessible to some people who are visually impaired you should use a font size of 30 or larger? Check out the slides for more tips! Download here or at go.osu.edu/accessibletemplate.