Student Accessibility Services

STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES UPDATE

Effective March 16, 2020:
To slow transmission of COVID-19 and remain consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to practice physical distancing, all Kent State University campuses are closed until further notice.

During this time, Kent State Stark Student Accessibility Services is assisting students remotely.

Email SAS at starksas@kent.edu. If a phone conversation is required, we will coordinate a time for the call via email.

SAS Testing Services: SAS will not conduct in-person test proctoring until face-to-face classes resume. If you need additional accommodations (e.g. reader or scribe) due to your disability, please contact SAS at starksas@kent.edu. Students should contact their instructors with class-specific questions or concerns.

New Students: If you are new to Kent State Stark and would like to connect with SAS, please complete the New Student Application and provide as much detail as possible. Please also upload any disability documentation that you have. It will be reviewed by the Academic Services Coordinator who will follow up with you if additional information is needed. If you have questions email us at starksas@kent.edu.


STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES (SAS)

The Office of Student Accessibility Services serves students with visual, hearing, and speech impairments, specific learning disabilities such as ADD and ADHD, chronic health disorders, psychological disabilities, physiological disabilities and 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.

Mission
SAS provides access and support by removing barriers and empowering students through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

Vision
To advance the holistic success of students with disabilities by creating intentionally designed physical, educational, and interpersonal experiences.


EXAMPLES OF SAS ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Priority registration for classes
  • Testing in a distraction-reduced environment like the Testing Center
  • In-class note taker
  • Recorder in class
  • Extended test taking time
  • Reader or scribe for testing
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Assistive technology and equipment

SAS VERIFICATION


SAS RESOURCES