Welcome!

 

Welcome to the Office of Disability Services!

 

 

About Us

The Office of Disability Services, located in the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS), provides support and resource information for students with disabilities at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  The Office of Disability Services operates under the guidelines of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its amendments (ADAAA).  Our office serves any Georgia Tech student who has a documented, qualifying disability.

The Office of Disability Services assists students self-identifying as having a disability to obtain reasonable accommodations. Documentation of a disability is required to determine appropriate accommodations or modifications that may be helpful on campus.

Staff members serve as full-time advocates for students with disabilities. Their role is to ensure that all students have physical and programmatic access to all college programs, thereby enhancing their interactions in all activities of the campus community.

 

Mission Statement

Our purpose is to improve the educational development of students with disabilities and to enhance the understanding and support within the institute through equitable access, accommodations, and the provision of programs and services.

More than 500 students with chronic disabilities are served through the ADAPTS program.  Examples of some qualifying disabilities include, but are not limited to: hearing impairment, visual impairment, mobility impairment, learning disability, attention deficit disorder, Asperger's/Autism Spectrum, cancer or other health related conditions, seizure disorder, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and brain injury.  Accommodations and services provided may include, but are not limited to: registration assistance, test proctoring, enlarged print or Braille, alternate formats for textbooks, interpreting services, note-taking assistance, removal of structural barriers, accessible on-campus transportation, accessible housing, communication with faculty about disability-related needs, and coordinating actions, policies, and procedures that affect students with disabilities.

 

Services for Faculty, Staff, and Visitors

Faculty, staff, and visitors can obtain services through Employee Relations. Please click here for more information.