Accessibility Services | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


Accessibility Services

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    Contact Accessibility Services

    Ashley LeMaster

    Karen Walraven
    Administrative Assistant

    p: 614-236-6611
    f: 614-236-6971

    Office: Ruff Learning Center, First Floor

    Drop-in Hours:
    Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Capital University welcomes individuals with disabilities to be an integral part of the university community. To ensure access, and in accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Capital University provides reasonable accommodations and support services to qualified individuals with disabilities.

    Accessibility Services (AS) provides individualized services for students, faculty/staff, and other community members with disability related needs. Service areas include admissions, academics, housing, employment, facilities accessibility, and social/personal issues related to disability. Individuals with disabilities who wish to receive services from AS are responsible for disclosing their disability to AS and should complete the registration process at least 6 weeks prior to the desired start date for most services.

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    Housing Accommodations Application Deadlines:
    • Spring Semester 2023
      • Upper-Class Students: November 6, 2022
      • First-year/Transfer/readmitted students: December 4, 2022
    • Fall Semester 2023
      • Upper-Class Students: January 31, 2023 (Deadline for renewals, including requests for changes to current accommodations)
      • Upper-Class Students: February 14, 2023 (Deadline for first time requests)
      • First-year/Transfer/readmitted students June 15, 2023

    *Requests received after the above identified dates cannot be guaranteed for placement

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Do I have to disclose my disability to the university?

    No, but if individuals wish to receive accommodations, they must register with Accessibility Services. See Registration Process.

    Q: How are my faculty notified of my accommodations?

    Students will be emailed a PDF Accommodation Letter from AS that contains the current accommodations they are approved for. They should then email their professors a copy at the start of every semester.

    Q: Do I have to disclose my academic accommodations to my professors?

    No, but if students wish to utilize their accommodations, they should email their professors their PDF Accommodations Letter (provided by AS) every semester.

    Q: Do I have to use my accommodations every semester?

    No, you don’t have to if you feel that you will be able to be just as successful without them. However, remember they’re there if you find you need them.

    Q: What documentation is required?

    Students can submit a Healthcare Professional Disability Verification and Accommodation Recommendation Form (PDF) completed by their healthcare provider or documentation that conveys similar information. See Documentation Guidelines for more details.

    Q: How often am I required to register with disability services to receive accommodations?

    Students only need to register with Accessibility Services once to receive academic accommodations. If there are any changes to a student's condition, contact AS as soon as possible to discuss their needs.

    Housing accommodations must be renewed annually via a survey sent out by Housing and Residential Life.

    Q: How can I file an appeal if I disagree with an accommodation decision?

    A student who wishes to appeal a decision can follow Accessibility Services' Grievance Process.

    Q: What if my faculty is not providing my accommodation?

    Contact AS as soon as possible and the office will collaborate with the student and faculty to ensure accommodations are being provided.

    Q: As a faculty member, what if I have questions about a student's accommodations?

    If you feel that the accommodation is a hindrance to implement, alters the core values of the course or program, or feel the accommodations cannot be implemented effectively, schedule a meeting with the Accessibility Services as soon as possible to discuss the concern. All assigned accommodations must be provided until such time as it is altered through mutual understanding reached through this interactive process.

    Q: What should I expect during my meeting with Accessibility Services?

    A staff member will inquire about the nature and impact of a student’s disability, past accommodations, and any disability related barriers. AS values a collaborative process while working with students to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations.