Office of Student Life

Disability Services

January 6 Newsletter

January 6, 2023

Spring 2023 Information Sessions for Instructors and Students

Instructors

In preparation of SP23, Student Life Disability Services staff will host virtual information sessions about our most frequently requested accommodations. These will include exam accommodations, notetaking assistance, and attendance and deadline modifications. Instructors will have the opportunity to ask general questions about how to manage accommodation requests.

If you are unable to join us, you may find the following link useful: Managing Accommodation Requests.

 

Students

In preparation of SP23, we will be hosting a series of 20-minute virtual information sessions to share updates and reminders about implementing your accommodations.

Topics Covered:

    • Sending Course Accessibility Letters in AIM
    • Exam Scheduling
    • Attendance and Deadline modification
    • Notetaking Technology Options

 Please sign up for a 20-minute session here:

If you are unable to join us, the below information may be useful to you:

 

Exam Scheduling Help

SLDS invites students with exam accommodations to visit the Exam Services Suite during the first two weeks of the semester to meet the staff, tour the exam space, and schedule exams for the semester with the help of an experienced staff member. Students are encouraged to have all of their exam requests submitted for the semester as soon as they receive their syllabi. 

Dates: January 9-20, 2023

Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:  

Student Life Disability Services

090 Baker Hall

113 W 12th Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43210 

  If you are unable to join us, the below information may be useful to you:

 

The TOPS Program is Looking for Peer Mentors/Volunteers!

The TOPS program offers Postsecondary options for students with intellectual disabilities and volunteers help the program in many ways. Volunteers/mentors can help by being a Tutor, Educational, or Social Coach!

Position Descriptions:

  • Educational Coach: Attend inclusive college class with TOPS student and provide any necessary supports
  • Tutor: Provide outside-of-class support for TOPS students during their time in our Academic Center
  • In-Class Mentor: Provide in-class supports during our TOPS-only Student Learning Communities (SLCs)
  • Social Coach: Attend TOPS Social Events and provide social supports on campus and in the community

 

To view the complete flyer, visit here

 

 For more information, contact Peter Kerins at Peter.kerins@osumc.edu or 614-685-5435.

 

 

GSA invites students in architecture and design programs to apply universal design ideas to reimagine a federal workspace that provides an accessible, barrier-free, and all-inclusive experience.

The US General Services Administration (GSA) and www.challenge.gov have launched Access for All, a student design competition for barrier-free spaces in federal buildings. GSA invites students in architecture and design programs to apply universal design ideas to reimagine a federal workspace that provides an accessible, barrier-free, and all-inclusive experience. Federal facilities are required to comply with the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. The standards provide minimum scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to sites, facilities, buildings, and elements by individuals with disabilities. The Access for All competition aims to find innovative solutions to reduce barriers so that all people with disabilities have access to federal buildings and facilities. Applications for the competition are due by May 1, 2023, via GSA’s "ACCESS FOR ALL" Universal Design in Federal Facilities website.

 

The Gregory S. Fehribach Center Internship Opportunities

The Gregory S. Fehribach Center offers eight-week internships each summer. A small number are also offered in the spring and fall. These are paid, full-time internships in fields related to the student’s major, with housing and transportation assistance offered when needed. Interns are matched with programs and departments that align with their academic pursuits, interests and/or career goals. Weekly professional development workshops have included topics such as interviewing skills, disclosure and self-advocacy, leadership skills and opportunities, personal finance, professional etiquette, and strategies for advancement in the workplace.

To learn more and to apply visit here

The deadline to apply for the summer internship program is Jan. 31. For more information, please call 317.880.3312.