Services (SDS) at OSU-Tulsa provides support services to students with
disabilities. SDS is committed to providing equal access to programs, services
and activities for all students.
Assistance is tailored to the needs of the individual student. Reasonable
accommodation may include, but is not limited to, the following services:
To aid students in securing the appropriate services, SDS
provides instructors with written verification of a student's disability
and recommendations for academic accommodations.
Extended testing time, testing in a distraction-free environment, alternative
testing formats as well as auxiliary aids such as readers, scribes or
special technology are available. Tests are to be scheduled, preferably,
24 hours in advance with the SDS office. The student should ask the instructor
to provide the test to the SDS Office.
Special seating arrangements are provided. Mobility training is available
to familiarize students with the OSU-Tulsa campus.
SDS coordinates interpreter services at OSU-Tulsa. Students are strongly
urged to enroll early to ensure availability of interpreters.
Available compensatory technology includes tape recorders, assistive listening
devices, a Flexcam video camera, a computer software package for the blind
that includes Jaws and Open Book, plus VisuTech and Zoomtext for the visually
impaired. Microcassette tape recorders are available for checkout. A TDD
is available for student use in the SDS office.
A student may request a volunteer notetaker. With the student's permission,
the faculty member may assist in identifying a volunteer notetaker in
class. SDS will provide two-part carbonless paper for the notetaker to
Students are encouraged to obtain tape-recorded textbooks from sources
such as the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
or Recording for the Blind. Applications for these programs are available
in the SDS office. Limited in-house recording is provided for students
if these traditional resources cannot meet their needs. Reader services
are provided as required for exams.
Students needing support in the OSU-Tulsa Library may schedule assistance
with the SDS office or the library staff.
For more information, contact
SDS at 1-918-594-8354.