Office of Accessibility Services (OAS)

Office of Accessibility Services (OAS)

Franklin University recognizes the needs of students with disabilities and is committed to providing accessible services, programs, and educational opportunities. In addition to accessible facilities, the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is available to provide reasonable accommodations, guidance, and additional resources.

If you are a qualified student or prospective student who has a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the guidelines for Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, it is suggested that you register with the Office of Accessibility Services.

We work closely with faculty and the Learning Commons Tutoring and Testing Offices in personalizing accommodations and services to meet the individual needs of each qualified student. If you need accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter or textbooks in alternative formats, register as early as possible.

Please follow the guidelines below to register with the Office of Accessibility Services and request accommodations for your disability/disabilities.  Submitted information should be current and from a medical provider who is familiar with your disability. After you and your medical provider have completed and returned the required documentation, you will be notified by the Accessibility Services Coordinator of any approved accommodations.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Accessibility Services Coordinator at 614-797-4700 or by email at accommodate@franklin.edu

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Guidelines for Requesting Accessibility Services

Please follow the guidelines below to register with the Office of Accessibility Services and request accommodations for your disability/disabilities.  Submitted information should be current and from a medical provider who is familiar with your disability. After you and your medical provider have completed and returned the required documentation, you will be notified by the Accessibility Services Coordinator of any approved accommodations.

1. Documentation of your disability

  • Your documentation should include, but not limited to:
  • Diagnosis, tests and results that confirm this diagnosis, and physician's last date of contact with you
  • Functional limitations or symptoms associated with this condition
  • Description of how this condition may affect you academically and/or physically
  • Recommendations for accommodations (i.e. extended test time) and rationale for these accommodations 
  • Severity and/or expected progression of this disability

2. Register for classes with your Academic Advisor

If accommodations such as interpreters or CPrint are needed for meeting with your academic advisor, contact the Accessibility Services Coordinator. Students who wish to receive accommodations are encouraged to register for classes as early as possible to allow adequate time to arrange support services and accommodations.

3. Arrange a Strong Start appointment with the Accessibility Services Coordinator to go over your schedule of classes, available resources,  and discuss approved accommodations.

This should be done as early as possible to ensure that we can set up accommodations before you start your courses. Please call or email so that we can discuss your needs:

Phone: 614-797-4700
Email: accommodate@franklin.edu
Schedule an appointment: click here > 

All students requesting accommodations will complete the Application Form below:

Please have your medical provider complete the Medical Verification form that best describes your situation:

Please contact the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) with any questions.
Accessibility Services Coordinator
614-797-4700
accommodate@franklin.edu

 

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