Auxiliary Aids and Adaptive Equipment

Aids/Equipment available for students registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS):

  • FM assistive listening device (Phonic Ear)
  • Wireless microphones and receivers
  • Wheelchair for emergency or temporary usage
  • Pocket talker
  • Braille materials
  • Large print materials
  • Two visual techs (one in Ablah Library, room 323 and reference section)
  • Adaptive computer with screen reader, scanner, dictation software (in Ablah Library, room 323)

The student and ODS staff will initial an equipment check-out list and an equipment check-out agreement form. All equipment will be inspected by ODS staff before the student receives the equipment and when the student returns the equipment. Any damaged equipment will be sent to the Director's office. The Director will arrange a meeting with the student to determine what happened to the equipment. If it is determined the equipment was broken out of negligence, the student will be required to replace, repair or pay for the equipment. If the student is not found to be negligent, ODS will be responsible for replacing the equipment. All equipment that is lost by a student, staff, or faculty member will be replaced by the person to whom the equipment is checked out.

ODS has a limited amount of auxiliary equipment and we try to use this equipment as efficiently as possible. Therefore, we rarely check out equipment for the entire semester or for extended periods of time. If you believe your situation warrants having the equipment for extended periods of time, please talk with the Director. The timelines we have established work effectively for our office. Any exceptions to these timelines must be approved by the Director of ODS.