​​​​Welcome to Student Life Disability Services


Student Life Disability Services (SLDS) is a support unit for students of Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark. SLDS provides FREE programs and services designed to help students have full access to college life.

All students are encouraged to contact SLDS in the early stages of their college planning. Preadmission services include information about academic support services, specialized equipment, transition issues, admission requirements and meetings with staff specialists.

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Student Life-Disability Services
The John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center
Room 226
1179 University Drive (mailing address)
Newark, OH 43055
740.364.9646 (FAX)


At Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark we believe all students should have equal access to higher education and college life. Student Life-Disability Services (SL-DS) provides accommodations and support services for COTC and Ohio State Newark students. 

The mission of Student Life-Disability Services is to provide and coordinate free support services and programs to maximize the ability of all students to develop their potential, be fully present in their college experience, and to be involved in a world of inclusion on campus and in their future workplace.

Our office arranges for reasonable accommodations and support services that are individualized and flexible. Disability Services creates opportunities for the same educational experiences, services, and enrichment to persons with disabilities that are offered to those who are not disabled.

​All students are encouraged to contact Student Life-Disability Services in the early stages of their college planning. Preadmission services include information about academic support services, specialized equipment, transition issues, admission requirements, and meetings with staff specialists. ​

Important Resources​

Access Feedback and Concerns Form​
JAN – Job Accommodation Network​​​

Aira Campus Network

What is Aira?

Central Ohio Technical College is pleased to be an Aira Access location.

Aira is a service that connects blind and low-vision people to highly trained, remotely-located agents. Through an app on your smartphone, Aira delivers instant access to visual information at the touch of a button – enhancing everyday efficiency, engagement, and independence.

Some things that Aira agents can assist you with:

  • navigating the campus environment
  • reading signage
  • finding a classroom
  • reading a bulletin board

How do I access Aira?

You will need an Android or iPhone smartphone, you can follow this link to sign-up as an Aira guest. Once signed up and in in one of the locations above, you will be able to make a call to an Aira agent for assistance.

I am a student, faculty or staff member and would like to use Aira off campus.

We can provide students, faculty and staff with access outside the locations listed above. Please send an email to accessibility@osu.edu with your request to get the process started.

How do I get help?

For assistance with the Aira application or sign-up problems, follow this link for their contact information.
If you need other assistance you can contact us at ada-osu@osu.edu or by phone at 614.292.6207.​

Off Campus Resources

The Crisis Hotline & Information Center of Pathways​
​​Suicide Prevention Hotline
Trans Lifeline - 877.565.8860​​
Licking and Knox Counties 2-1-1

Verification Forms​

Disability Verification Form


Disability Services Staff

​Staff members at SL-DS are specialists in particular areas. You will meet with someone who is trained and knowledgeable, who will work with you on issues of academic accommodations, disability adjustment, learning strategies, advocacy skills, and transition. Staff members are involved in a variety of additional activities. At times they act as advocates for students to ensure access to appropriate accommodations or they may serve as consultants to faculty and staff on disability-related issues. They provide in-service training to the community as well as participate in various campus committees. The primary goal of each staff member, however, is to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to our college and the education they seek.

Stephanie Rowland

Stephanie Rowland headshot.Manager, Student Life-Disability Services

Interprets documentation for students to determine extent of functional limitations according to ADA-AA and 504 guidelines. Determines academic adjustments. Develops policy and procedure in accordance with federal and state regulations and state of the art practices. Designated 504 coordinator for both institutions; assures compliance and coordinates periodic review audits.

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Tyler Guminski

Tyler Guminski headshot.Access Specialist, Student Life-Disability Services

Interprets documentation for students to determine the extent of functional limitations according to ADA-AA and 504 guidelines. Determines academic adjustments. Meets with students to finalize and implement academic accommodations to provide equitable access for students with disabilities. 

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Ohio College2Careers

Ohio College2Careers is a partnership between Central Ohio Technical College, Ohio State Newark and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities which aims for students with disabilities to have the support they need to complete their degree and/or credential, earn higher wages, and meet the demands of tomorrow’s labor market. Read more about College2Careers.

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Documentation Process and Recommendations

Student Life-Disability Services (SL-DS) provides academic services and accommodations for students with diagnosed disabilities.  The documentation provided regarding the disability diagnosis must demonstrate a disability covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA-AA) of 1990.  The ADA-AA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.