Student Life-Disability Services (SL-DS) is a support unit for students of Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark. SL-DS provides FREE programs and services designed to help students have full access to college life.
All students are encouraged to contact SL-DS 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.
Contact Student Life-Disability Services to register for accommodations.
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Student Life-Disability Services
The John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center
1179 University Drive (mailing address)
Newark, OH 43055
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.
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Types of Services and Eligibility
SL-DS – Policies and Procedures
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Disability Verification Form