This handbook has been developed as a resource for students with disabilities. It contains information regarding the policies and operating procedures of the Office of Disability Services (ODS). It also includes information on some disabling conditions and a variety of technological solutions frequently used by students. ODS determines the eligibility for services as well as the needed accommodations of students who have disability-related needs. The terms “accommodations” and “academic adjustments” are used interchangeably in this guide.
The ODS office staff will work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators to make this process as clear as possible for everyone involved. Students who wish to seek accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact the Office of Disability Services at (216) 687-2015 for information or to initiate that request. The process, from the time of a student’s initial request for academic adjustments, accommodations, and/or auxiliary aids and services to the final determination of the adjustments and aids that will be provided will be coordinated and led by the Office of Disability Services.