Disability Services

Student Success Disability Services

Disability Services provides and coordinates academic support services to all students with disabilities enrolled at Ohio State ATI. Services and accommodations that are offered include, but are not limited to:  extended time for exams, distraction-reduced test environment, textbooks on pdf or tape, note-taking assistance, testing on computer, strategy counseling, and referral to the Learning Lab. The ultimate goals are to assist individuals to increase their independence, to develop self-advocacy skills and to maximize achievement of their goals.

In addition the professional counselor interviews students and may refer them for testing if needed. Students who have documented disabilities related to the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning or mathematical abilities may also be referred for testing. Students who have documented disabilities that impact their learning ability are provided with accommodations as needed.

Services for students registered with Disability Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Test accommodations
  • Reader or taped tests
  • Scribe
  • Spell checker
  • Calculator
  • Extended time
  • Distraction reduced environments
  • Word processor/computer
  • Access to textbooks in electronic format
  • Access to class notes
  • Priority scheduling of classes
  • Academic counseling
  • Tutoring (Note: Tutoring may not be available for every course offered at Ohio State ATI)
  • Access to adaptive equipment
  • Calculators

Disability Verification Process and Recommendations. Disability Services will consider all pieces of documentation submitted. Documentation will assist Disability  Services in understanding how the disability impacts the student in an academic setting and the current impact of the disability as it relates to the accommodations requested. Reviewing documentation is a collaborative process and each piece of documentation is handled on a case-by-case basis. The eligibility determination process is not a same day process. Once documentation is received, it will be reviewed in order of receipt; therefore, it is recommended that documentation be submitted well in advance of any accommodation related needs. The student will be contacted by an eMail to their OSU eMail address once the documentation has been reviewed. Upon receipt of this eMail the student is required  to meet with a professional staff member for an intake appointment to be considered fully registered with the office. Use the Disabilities Verification Form to submit your documentation. If you would like to discuss the documentation review process, contact us at 330-287-1340.

Exam Scheduling. Students with documented disabilities and registered at Disability Services may make arrangements to take exams at Student Success Services. Students make an appointment with their faculty member to discuss exam. You must schedule your exams three days in advance of the exam date. For more information contact, Penny Nemitz at nemitz.7@osu.edu.

Resources for Those with Special Needs.

Assistive Technology Resources: http://www.atohio.org. Assistive Technology of Ohio offers a wide array of devices at their lending library.

Open Source Dyslexic Resources: http://www.opendyslexic.org. This free open sourced font is designed to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. Download is free.

Student Success Services    128 Skou Hall    330-287-1258    Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm