Office of Student Life

Disability Services

Qualifying Conditions

Update on COVID-19 and SLDS Registration / Operations

Please note: Transient Illnesses, such as the cold or flu, do not typically rise to the level of a disability nor would they qualify a student for services with SLDS. Students who are exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19 should follow official guidance from health experts and work individually with their instructors to discuss any impacts to coursework. If your situation has unique circumstances, such as an interaction with pre-existing condition or requires prolonged hospitalization, please call (Phone: 614-292-3307; VP: 614-500-4445) or email SLDS to discuss appropriate next steps.  

SLDS remains open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. All student appointments will be conducted via phone or virtually until further notice. SLDS Exam Services will not be proctoring exams while virtual instruction is in place at Ohio State. The Assistive Technology Computer Lab will be closed.   


Disability Services provides academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Listed below are examples of conditions that would qualify a student for services. This is not a comprehensive list. Students are welcome to speak with an Access Specialist about their specific situation and if they would qualify for services.

  • Mental health conditions (e.g. anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD)
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Chronic health conditions (e.g. cancer, diabetes, Crohn's Disease, epilepsy)
  • Learning disabilities (e.g. dyscalculia, dyslexia)
  • Temporary injuries (e.g. broken arm/leg, concussion, surgery recovery)
  • Blind/low vision
  • D/deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Mobility conditions (e.g. Cerebral Palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia)
  • Pregnancy-related medical complications