What OSWD Staff Can Do for Students

  • Review disability, health, or psychological assessments to determine appropriate academic adjustments
  • Assist students in determining which adjustments they need to access Gallaudet programs
  • Help students learn to use academic adjustments successfully
  • Support the implementation of academic adjustments by communicating with faculty and by arranging such services as interpreters, testing space, and Alternative-Print textbooks
  • Provide accessibility orientations to campus for new students
  • Act as professional coaches to help students reach their goals
  • Help students devise academic strategies that focus on their strengths
  • Support students in their growth in self-advocacy skills and disability management
  • Work to remove campus barriers in communication, attitudes, policies, and physical access