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 Texas State University Round Rock Campus (RRC). Services for students enrolled at the RRC are coordinated by the General Disability Specialist in the One-Stop Center. The processes for accessing some services and accommodations at the RRC may differ from those described for the Texas State San Marcos campus.
The ODS Student 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!
Specialized support services are based on the individual student's disability-based needs. Services available include, but are not limited to:
- Approval of classroom accommodations including, but not limited to:
- Assistive technology/audiobooks
- Extended time on exams
- Reduced distraction environment for testing
- Special Groups (Early) Registration for classes
- Preferential seating in the classroom
- Volunteer note takers
- ASL interpreters
- Assistance in accessing adaptive computer equipment
- Disability management counseling
- Liaison and advocacy between students, faculty and staff
- Tools to create accessible course materials
- Information and referrals to on- and off-campus resources
- Referral for tutoring services