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Update on COVID-19 and SLDS Operations

SLDS is still operating Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. All appointments and services 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.  

If you have a question or concern, please either call the office (Phone: 614-292-3307; VP: 614-500-4445) or email your assigned Access Specialist.   

Starting autumn 2019, Access Specialist caseloads were rearranged to align with academic colleges. Your assigned Access Specialist is now determined by your primary major/program. Note that due to its size, the College of Arts and Sciences is shared amongst the Access Specialist team, divided by the college's divisions/departments. 

Appointment hours and call-in hours are typically Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Students are welcome to speak with any available Access Specialist on the phone. Depending on the situation, a student may be referred to their assigned Access Specialist for follow-up. 

Note that an Access Specialist's typical call-in hours are subject to change. If you need to speak with your specific Access Specialist during call-in hours, please call 614-292-3307 in advance to confirm their availability.

Access Specialist Email Address Assigned Academic Colleges Day for Call-In Hours
Kelly Bonice
  • Arts and Sciences (Humanities): Departments of African American and African Studies; Classics; Comparative Studies; East Asian Languages & Lit., English; French & Italian; Germanic Languages & Lit.; History; Linguistics; Near Eastern Languages & Lit.; Philosophy; Slavic & East European Languages & Lit.; Spanish & Portuguese; and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Business
  • Optometry
  • Social Work
Lindsey Brown
  • Arts and Sciences (Social and Behavioral Sciences): Departments of Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Geography, and Neuroscience
  • Dentistry
  • Education and Human Ecology
  • Public Health
Adam Crawford (Asst. Dir.)
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Public Affairs
By appointment only
Kayli Futty
  • Arts and Sciences (Natural and Mathematical Sciences): Departments of Astronomy, Chemistry & Biochemistry, (School of) Earth Sciences, EEOB, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Physics, and Statistics
  • Medicine (including the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)
  • Other (e.g. College Credit Plus, Non-Degree-Seeking)
Nicholas Huston
  • Arts and Sciences (Arts, Visual and Performing): Departments of Art; Art Admin, Education & Policy; Dance; Design; History of Art; (School of) Music; and Theatre
  • Engineering (including the School of Architecture)
  • Pharmacy
Caitlyn McCandless (Asst. Dir.)
  • Exploration
By appointment only
Michelle Salomone
  • Arts and Sciences (Social and Behavioral Sciences): Departments of Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Speech & Hearing Science
  • Arts and Sciences (Other)
  • Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine

Access Specialists