Office of Student Life

Disability Services

Student Veterans

Welcome, Ohio State Student Veterans!  Student Life Disability Services (SLDS) is proud to serve you and would like to assist in making your transition to college as smooth as possible. 

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Confidentiality

REGISTRATION AND SERVICES ARE CONFIDENTIAL. Receiving SLDS services in NO way impacts VA benefits or a VA Disability Rating. At no point is personal medical information shared with other faculty or staff. Your registration status is only shared with faculty/staff on a need-to-know basis.

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Services Offered

SLDS provides a range of services to students, based on the impacts of their qualifying conditions:

  1. Exam Accommodations (e.g. extended time; distraction-reduced testing space)
  2. Note-Taking Assistance (e.g. copy of classmate's notes; audio record lectures; note-taking apps)
  3. Attendance and Deadline Modifications (e.g. flexibility with number of excused absences; deadline extensions)
  4. Assistive Technology (e.g. text-to-speech software; screen-reading technology)
  5. Accessible Media (e.g. digital textbooks, captioned videos)
  6. Sign Langauge Interpreting / Transcribing
  7. Accommodations Consultation and Advocacy
  8. Housing/Dining Accommodations
  9. Disability Parking / Adaptive Transportation
  10. Other Services (e.g. lab assistants; course substitutions)

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Eligibility for Services

In order to receive services, students must provide documentation of a qualifying condition. Some qualifying conditions include (but are not limited to):

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

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Registration Process

Visit our Registration Process page for instructions on how to get connected to SLDS for services.

 

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Contact Us

Kelly Bonice, Access Specialist for Student Veterans:  bonice.3@osu.edu.

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