Office of Disability Services

Online Resources and Tips

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  • We Care Arts
    • We Care Arts is a place where people with disabilities learn independence and build self esteem. Those with emotional, mental and/or physical disabilities can come to the facility and create artwork, which fosters confidence and empowerment.

Blind and Visual Impairments

  • The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired 
    • The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired assists more than 4,000 persons annually providing rehabilitation, counseling, employment, and information services to help people who are blind, visually impaired or print impaired to live more independently.
  • Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
    • Among the numerous services offered, Orientation and Mobility Training is offered through the Vision Services department. 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • Clark County Deaf Community 
    • The mission of the Clark County Deaf Community is to provide a Deaf-run Community Center in Clark County, Ohio. Its purpose is to provide a place for family-friendly deaf social and educational activities that is open to the Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing.
  • Columbus Speech and Hearing Center
    • Columbus Speech and Hearing Center is the largest provider of outpatient speech and hearing services in central Ohio. Their mission is "to help all people improve communication and vocational independence...for life." Serving people of all ages and from all walks of life, they impact the lives of more than 8,000 clients every year, offering a wide variety of programs and services through:
      • Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
      • Speech-Language Therapy
      • CPD
  • Deaf Community Resource Center
      • The Mission of the Deaf Community Resource Center is to be a safe haven where services are provided for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and their families by the Deaf with Hard of Hearing and hearing allies.
    • Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere (DWAVE)
      • DWAVE' s mission is to promote the empowerment of and equality for Ohio’s diverse Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing communities by offering culturally affirmative advocacy and education, while inspiring community accountability, in response to oppression and relationship and sexual violence. DWAVE is a Deaf-run agency offering services to individuals, education to agencies, and advocacy to systems from a Deaf perspective.  DWAVE provides: culturally affirmative advocacy and support to survivors of relationship or sexual violence within Ohio's Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.  
    • Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati
      • The Hearing Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati strengthens our community through advocacy and by supporting individuals and families to overcome obstacles to communication. As a premier community resource with a reputation for excellence, the Hearing Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati believes that communication is the foundation of all human interactions.



    Interpreting and Captioning

    • Community Services for the Deaf
      • Since 1978, Community Services for the Deaf (CSD) has provided a wide variety of programs and services to meet the needs of people who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, including interpreting/communication services through ASL, C-Print and other non-verbal languages, ASL classes, community education and advocacy.  CSD also offers mental health counseling and case management services provided by licensed and skilled professionals with experience working with those impacted by hearing loss.  Services are also available for family members, service providers, businesses, individuals, groups and communities. 
    • Interpreters of the Deaf
      • Interpreters of the Deaf is the region's only Deaf-owned and operated sign language interpreting and C-Print captioning service. ID's owners have over 40 years of personal and professional experience in Deaf-related work. As Deaf consumers, they have first-hand experience, knowledge and a "Deaf" perspective about how interpreting and captioning services should be provided.


    • Access Center for Independent Living (ACIL) 
      The Access Center for Independent Living is one of 12 Centers for Independent Living in Ohio. ACIL works with individuals in Montgomery, Clark, Preble, and Greene Counties. ACIL provides advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, peer support, and community transition support. They also have an assistive technology lending program.
    • The Arc of Ohio  
      The mission of The Arc of Ohio is to advocate for human rights, personal dignity and community participation of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, through legislative and social action, information and education, local chapter support and family involvement.
    • Disability Rights Ohio
      Disability Rights Ohio is a non-profit corporation with a mission to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio. Disability Rights Ohio provides legal advocacy and rights protection to a wide range of people with disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting and rights protection issues. 
    • Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services HOME Choice Program
      HOME Choice assists older adults and persons with disabilities to move from long-term services and support systems to home and community-based settings.
    • Ohio Voter Access Guide
      Voters with Disabilities can find out how to register to vote, vote absentee, vote curbside. There is also information on accessible voting locations and equipment, assistance at the voting locations, and ADA and disability resources.
    • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (formerly Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission)
      OOD has created partnerships with outstanding service providers across the state; OOD's resource page provides an extensive list of Ohio service provider websites .


    • Ohio State Support Teams
      Ohio’s state support system includes State Support Teams who use a connected set of tools to improve instructional practice and student performance on a continuing basis. Serving a cluster of counties in Ohio, each regional state support team aims to impact students achievement by providing structures, supports and resources for schools, communities and families.
    • Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
    • The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, educators and agencies who provide services to them. OCECD’s programs help parents become informed and effective representatives for their children in all educational settings. In addition, youth are assisted to advocate for themselves. Through knowledge about laws, resources, rights and responsibilities, families are better able to work with agencies to ensure that appropriate services are received for the benefit of their children. 


    • Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio
      An organization established to promote the health and wellness of individuals with physical disabilities by providing competitive and recreational adaptive sport opportunities throughout the State of Ohio.
    • Recreation Unlimited
      The mission of Recreation Unlimited is to provide year-round programs in sports, recreation and education for individuals with disabilities and health concerns, while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes, and behaviors.

    Resource Guides

    • Ohio Disability Resource Guide
    • The Ohio Disability Resource Guide is an interactive one-stop shop to help families find the right resources for their children with disabilities in Ohio.
    • Cerebral Palsy Guide
      Cerebral Palsy Guide provides information on all types of cerebral palsy including spastic cerebral palsy. Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common type and causes muscle tightness, making walking difficult. This site offers information on treatment options for students suffering from spastic cerebral palsy.

    Service Animals


    • Access Center for Independent Living (ACIL)
    • Assistive Technology of Ohio
      • AT Ohio's mission is to "help Ohioans with disabilities learn about or acquire assistive technology. Assistive Technology refers to devices, equipment, or services that assist individuals with disabilities to function independently in the areas of work, home, or school. We offer several programs and services to achieve that goal. We also keep up with current legislative activity that affects persons with disabilities and educate legislators about the needs and concerns of citizens with disabilities.
    • Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)
      • The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.
    • Web Accessibility Guidelines
      This guidebook, created by Portland College, includes tips and best practices on website accessibility; instructions to create accessible media, like PowerPoints, Google Slides, Word Documents and Google Docs, PDFs, video and audio, etc.; an outline of accessibility requirements and obligations; and training and support resources.


    • Greater Dayton RTA
      The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is the public transit agency that citizens count on in Montgomery County and western Greene County. There are over 3,300 stops on 31 routes throughout the region. All RTA buses include bike racks and are wheelchair accessible. You can now track your ride from your computer or mobile device using RTA's new Ride Time App! Learn more at RTA's Ride Time page.
    • Greater Dayton RTA: Paratransit Services
      Project Mobility is a curb-to-curb paratransit service, provided to certified individuals with disabilities who are unable to use regular fixed routes. Individuals wishing to use Project Mobility must complete an application and then set up an assessment appointment. The Project Mobility Certification Center can be reached at (937) 426-8444
      Online Application
    • Greene CATS 
      To schedule a ride, call 937.562.6466 or toll free at 877.227.2287. For more information contact Ken Collier, Executive Director, at (937) 562-6463
    • Miami Valley Ride Finder
      Ride Finder is designed to provide contact information as well as general information about transportation providers in your area and around the Miami Valley.
    • MobilityWorks Van Rentals
      MobilityWorks of Cincinnati specializes in wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive driving equipment. Daily and weekly rental vans can be found by clicking on the link above.



    • AAPD Summer Internship Program
      Since 2002, the AAPD Summer Internship Program has developed the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offered host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce. Each summer, AAPD places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profit and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing.

    • AccessComputing, a National Science Foundation funded project, aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers. Once again, AccessComputing has funding for students with disabilities to participate in summer internships. Students participate in both research internships as well as non-research internships.  As we all know, internship experience is important as students move on to the next steps of their careers.

      Workforce Recruitment Program
    • The Workforce Recruitment Program is a federal program to assist students with disabilities in connecting with federal internships and employment.  In order to participate in this program, you must register with your campus recruiter (Jason Gepperth in ODS) in the month of September.
    • Ohio Higher Ed Internships and Co-Ops Page
    • Office of Disability Employment Policy
    • USAJobs for Students and Recent Graduates


    Wright State

    • Career Services
      Career Services offers many services for students and alumni seeking to develop career and life planning skills, acquire experience, master job search strategies, and seek rewarding employment. Services include:
      • Career Exploration
      • Part-time Student Employment
      • Cooperative Education and Internships
      • Career Employment Job Search and Development
    • Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS)
      • CWS offers a wide range of therapeutic services, including individual, group, couples, and family therapy to registered Wright State University students. Contact CWS at (937) 775-3407.
    • Accessible Parking
      • A campus parking pass is required to park in any university parking lot (except visitor lots). To qualify for disability access parking, a disability parking placard or plates must be displayed along with a valid campus parking pass. Disability parking placards/plates are issued by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. For more information regarding on-campus parking, please visit the Parking and Transportation page.
    • Raider Cares
      Raider Cares is Counseling and Wellness Services’ 24-hour crisis phone service.  The Raider Cares line is staffed by off-site mental health professionals providing emotional support, assistance, crisis intervention and suicide prevention to current Wright State University students experiencing emotional distress. Call Raider Cares at 833.848.1765 (TTY: 314.485.4345)
    • Student Academic Success Center
      SASC's academic services are intended to enhance students' opportunities for continued and sustained academic success and ease students' transition from high school to college.
    • Student Health Services
      Student Health Services is your on-campus source for primary health care and wellness services. SHS provides acute and primary care services, promotes health awareness, educates students about preventive care, disease management, therapeutic choices, and helps students develop the skills to manage their own health.
    • Student Advocacy and Wellness
      As advocates for students' success, the Office of Student Support Services provides individualized attention and assistance with the resolution of student and family concerns and complaints. Student Support Services also provides alcohol and other drug education and prevention, sexual assault education and prevention, and other prevention programming.