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ODS Programs and Services

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at Texas State University (hereafter referred to as Texas State) assists students with disabilities with achieving their educational goals and enhancing their leadership development.

In accordance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and university policy, all members of the university community are responsible for ensuring that students are not discriminated against because of a disability. To accomplish this goal, reasonable and appropriate accommodations may be necessary for physical and/or programmatic access. The ODS, in conjunction with university departments and offices, will facilitate necessary accommodations for qualified students with disabilities in the most appropriate integrated setting. 

The ODS provides a variety of services for enrolled students with disabilities who meet the criteria outlined in the applicable ODS disability guidelines. Specialized support services are based on the individual student's disability-based need and are provided free of charge for qualified students with documented disabilities. 

In addition to serving students with disabilities at Texas State, we are also committed to meeting the needs of students with disabilities enrolled in classes at the Round Rock Higher Education Center (RRHEC). Services for students enrolled at the RRHEC are coordinated by the Texas State Service Specialist in the One-Stop Center. The processes for accessing some services and accommodations at the RRHEC may differ from those described for the Texas State campus. 

This handbook has been created to provide additional information regarding ODS policies and procedures. The ODS procedures and university policies are subject to periodic updates. Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance. We are available and willing to help! 

Vision and Mission
Law and Policy
Eligibility for Services
How Services are Determined
Change of Service
Review of Approved Accommodations
Interpreting Services
Real Time Captioning (Speech to Text) Services
Special Group Registration of Classes
Closed Captioning
Note Takers
Accommodations in Campus Residence Halls and University Owned Apartments
Technology Accommodations
Communication Tips
Financial Assistance
Student Concerns