Student Accessibility Services
The office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides accommodations, consultation and advocacy for qualified students with disabilities at Kent State University at East Liverpool and Kent State University at Salem. We serve students with visual, hearing and speech impairments; specific learning disabilities; psychological disabilities; chronic health disorders; physiological disabilities; and temporary injuries.
Our office engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Students can register with SAS at any time during the semester, but we recommend that students complete their registration prior to the start of their first semester. In most cases, accommodations are not applied retroactively and some accommodations (e.g., closed-captioned videos) take additional time to put in place so it is important to plan accordingly.
Students taking courses, including web-based courses, at another Kent State University location must register with the SAS Office at the campus the student is enrolled in to be eligible for disability-related accommodations.
SAS Handbook - RC Grievance Procedure Access Kent State Request Accommodation Letters
Kent State Faculty: you are an ESSENTIAL part of providing access both in and out of the classroom. We need your active engagement as we partner to provide equally effective access to learning materials for ALL students.
Most instructors will have at least one student in every class who uses accommodations. We'll use this page to teach you about the accommodation categories and how to meet each accommodation in Canvas (if applicable). And each section has the contact information for the pertinent accessibility specialists to assist you if you get stuck. We're in this together and want to do everything possible to smooth your path as you work to benefit our students!
Companion Equal Access Training: Creating Accessible Courses