Student Accessibility Services | Kent State University

Student Accessibility Services

The Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides assistance to students with varying degrees and types of disabilities in order to maximize educational opportunity and academic potential. Types of disabilities of students who receive services through Student Accessibility Services include but are not limited to:

The office serves students with:
  • Mobility impairments
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Speech impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Chronic health disorders
  • Psychological disabilities
  • Temporary disabilities

Accommodations for students with disabilities are determined based on each student’s documented disability and individual needs.  To be eligible for accommodations, students must present documentation in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act.  It is the student’s responsibility to obtain appropriate documentation.  Services cannot be provided until documentation is received.  More information about documentation guidelines can be found in the Student Accessibility Services Documentation Guidelines.

Some Examples of Services Offered:
  • Priority registration for classes
  •  Recorder in class
  • In class note-taker 
  • Extended test-taking time
  • Reader and/or scribe for testing
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Priority seating
  • Assistive technology and equipment
Student Accessibility Services Verification Resources
Student Resources
Faculty Resources
Kent State University Student Accessibility Services Handbook