EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) has a mission to serve as a resource to the education community by providing information and guidance in the area of access-to-information technologies by individuals with disabilities. We stay informed about developments and advancements within the adaptive computer technology field and spread that information to colleges, universities, K-12 schools, libraries and into the workplace. This site serves as a gateway to information about technology and disability.
Guidelines for Planning Accessible Meetings and Events. How to minimize surprises by planning ahead to create accessible meetings and events.
Guidelines for Creating Web Content Accessible to All [part of the Fast Facts for Faculty series]. Overviews essential elements for designing accessible web content. Includes information on the benefits of accessible design and How-to instructions for graphics and multimedia, layout and presentation, tables, frames, forms, and applets and scripts.
WebAIM: Online Course in Accessible Design [requires login] : The University's ADA Coordinator's Office and the College of Humanities' Humanities Information Systems Office have teamed up to provide a university wide access to a five week course in accessible web design. The course is available free to OSU faculty, staff and students (login required).
Campus Facilities Information:
Design Standards of the Ohio State University
For Access issues go to Appendix, Part B: Requirements to Assure Access for Individuals with Disabilities [PDF]
- OSU's paratransit service: Handivan Service is an adapted
transportation service provided for students, faculty, staff and visitors
with temporary or permanent mobility impairments.
Disability Parking Map: Map of locations of disability parking on the OSU Columbus campus.
and Parking Policies and parking decals for people with disabilities:
An OSU disability permit is required to park
in the general disability parking spaces on campus.
Center's Accessibility Information: An outline of services available at the Schottenstein Center:
or call Carolyn Speicher in Guest Services at 614-292-7469.
Stadium Access: For questions regarding accessible ticket purchases or exchanges, seating, and parking at the OSU stadium.
U.S Access Board: A Federal agency committed to Accessible Design for people with disabilities.
Department of Justice (DOJ) Guide on Accessible Meetings: In 2009, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published new ADA guidance on conducting accessible and inclusive meetings. The 28-page guide, “Accessible Information Exchange: Meeting on a Level Playing Field,” covers access to meeting sites as well as presentations, printed materials and other forms of communication. Information is provided on how to evaluate the accessibility of meeting rooms, parking, routes and entrances, and restrooms. This guidance also covers the layout of meeting spaces, accessible circulation and seating, provision of printed materials in accessible formats, and making audible communication accessible through assistive listening systems, real-time captioning, and sign language interpretation. The guide is available on the DOJ’s website.
AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability): AHEAD is a professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. As an international resource, AHEAD addresses current and emerging issues with respect to disability, education, and accessibility to achieve universal access. [www.ahead.org]
Access Symbols: The twelve symbols may be used to promote
and publicize accessibility of places, programs and other activities
for people with various disabilities.
Symbols were developed by the Graphic Artists Guild.
Partial set of accessibility symbols (Word version).
Disability.gov: For information on US Federal Programs, Services and Resources to Employers, Americans with Disabilities and their families.
Diversity Page and Calendar: OSU's Diversity home page and calender with links to the OSU Diversity Action Plan & Affirmative Action Committee Report.
Partnership Grant: Improving the Quality
of Higher Education Programs for Students with Disabilities: Improving the Quality of Higher Education Programs for Students with Disabilities: Faculty, students, and administrators of The Ohio State University developed innovative, effective, and efficient teaching methods for students with disabilities through a Partnership Program involving the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (formerly Faculty & TA Development), Nisonger Center, Office for Disability Services, and Technology Enhanced Learning & Research.
Fast Facts For Faculty: The Fast Facts for Faculty publications are information briefs designed to help college and university instructors improve the climate and quality of education for students with disabilities. The Fast Facts were developed based on recommendations from students and faculty with and without disabilities as well as contributions from national experts. It is important to remember that the recommendations included in the Fast Facts are not only helpful for students with disabilities, but are also good teaching practices that are useful for all students.
Faculty and Administrator Modules in Higher Education (FAME) is a professional development tool for use in higher education, This site contains information on how college faculty, administrators, disability service providers, and students can work individually and collaboratively to improve accommodations, the teaching-learning process, and the overall campus environment for students with disabilities.
Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities
The Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities serves in an advisory capacity directly to the Governor and, as needed, to the General Assembly on issues related to the needs, problems and concerns of Ohioans with disabilities.