Services for Students
After registering with Disability Services at Columbus State, you should present your instructor(s) with a copy of your Letter of Accommodation (LOA). You will receive your LOA via email approximately 1-3 business days after your intake interview. Your LOA can also be requested by emailing email@example.com. It is your responsibility to provide your instructor(s) with your LOA. Failure to do so may result in a delay of your services. Accommodations are not granted retroactively.
For further information about our services and policies please check out our Student Handbook.
Students approved for Alternate Media can request their textbooks and other course materials (syllabus, handouts, etc.) be converted into alternate formats such as electronic text, large print and braille.
When a student uses captioning services, a transcriber will provide a script, in real time, through a laptop computer screen for all academic-related activities, i.e., lecture, recitation, lab, study groups.
Columbus State offers a number of services to help students who need sign language interpreting services. Unlike high school, students must request all interpreting services themselves.
Disability Services (DS) provides testing services for all students who are registered with DS and have been approved for testing accommodations.
Students who need services on a temporary basis (e.g. due to an injury, accident or short-term illness) may also register for services by following the registration procedures as outlined on our "How to Register with Disability Services" page.
Ohio College2Careers Counselor at CSCC
Ohio College2Careers (Ohio C2C), a program offered by Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), is available at 15 Ohio colleges and universities, including Columbus State Community College. This program works in collaboration with services already available through the Disability Services and Career Services offices, ensuring students with disabilities have the support they need to complete their degree and/or credential, earn higher wages, and meet the demands of tomorrow's labor market.
An Ohio C2C Counselor is located on campus to assist students with disabilities with
additional supports, including:
• Connection to an expansive employer partner network
• Career exploration and counseling
• Navigating OhioMeansJobs
• Assistive technology
• Resume and interview preparation
• Internships, job accommodations, and permanent employment
Services vary for each student based on need.
During COVID-19, the Ohio C2C Counselor has been creatively supporting students with disabilities, including coordinating mock interviews, linking to virtual job interviews, and connecting to essential employment opportunities.
Here at Columbus State Community College, Jessica Terry is the Ohio C2C Counselor. She can be reached at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more about OOD? It's the state agency that helps individuals with disabilities get careers and keep careers. OOD serves individuals with physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities as well as mental health disabilities. Further information about OOD and its services are available https://ood.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/ood/home.
Meet with Jessica Terry to find out if you are eligible for services. Or, if an online self-referral process is desired, visit https://oodworks.com/.