Offices & Services

Disability Services

Student Life Disability Services collaborates with and empowers students who have disabilities in order to coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to an education and university life.

Digital Accessibility Center 

  • The Digital Accessibility Center (DAC) provides support to campuses, colleges, and vice presidential units in the evaluation of digital information and services; training on accessible design and development practices; assistance in exception requests and accommodation plans; and advice and consultation on digital access strategies, purchasing controls, and training.

Integrated Absence Management and Vocational Services

The Integrated Absence Management and Vocational Services (IAMVS) team in the Office of Human Resources maintains and improves the productivity and quality of life of Ohio State employees with occupation and non-occupational injuries/illnesses through effective disability case management and risk management.  Their services include: Family and Medical Leave administration, consultation regarding disability benefits, workplace accommodations, onsite physical therapy and ergonomic assessments, job search assistance for employees whose medical conditions prevent them from returning to their original occupation, and referrals to university resources.

Nisonger Center

The Nisonger Center trains professionals for leadership positions in the field of disabilities, works with community services, and conducts research and disseminates findings to individuals with disabilities, family members, professionals, and policy makers.


The paratransit service provides adapted transportation to all faculty, staff, and students with a permanent or temporary disability.

Stadium Access

Ohio Stadium provides accommodations for those with disabilities; for questions regarding ticket purchases or exchanges, seating, and parking, contact Evan Derr at 614-292-2661

Disability Studies

Disability Studies at OSU examines the nature, meaning, and consequences of disability in global culture from an integrated social, political, and cultural model and sponsors many events.

American Sign Language Program

The Ohio State American Sign Language (ASL) Program develops student communication and skills using ASL and promotes an understanding about the history of and current issues within the American d/Deaf community.

Outside Resources

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S.Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.  The EEOC investigates charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law.

Disability Rights Ohio

Disability Rights Ohio is a non-profit corporation with a mission to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio.  Disability Rights Ohio provides legal advocacy and rights protection for people with disabilities, which includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting, and rights protection issues.

Job Accommodation Network

JAN is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment, independence and Social Security disability determination outcomes.

National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability makes recommendations to the President and Congress on policies affecting Americans with disabilities. They work to empower individuals with disabilities, and to promote equal opportunity.

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

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.