Recommendation 2

Convene cross-cutting university service and support offices to develop a coordinated approach to increasing awareness of and providing support for non-apparent and invisible disabilities, including those related to mental health. Include offices that provide mental health, disability, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility support and services, including but not limited to: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Care, Student Health Services (SHS), OSU Assist, Human Services Resources Center, University Housing, Disability Access Services (DAS), Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA), Athletics, Department of Public Safety, Diversity and Cultural Engagement, and Office of Institutional Diversity, among others.

Lead: Division of Student Affairs

Recommendation 3

Provide role-based accessibility training and resources for employees. As part of the Enterprise System Management (ESM) and Learning Management System (LMS) projects, update existing trainings into centrally available, self-paced trainings and webinars. Identify roles or functions, based on job descriptions and duties, for which trainings are required or recommended. Provide content and level of information that is appropriate to roles, for example: building managers conducting routine physical accessibility checks; academic faculty, graduate teaching assistants and instructors developing inclusive classroom materials and accommodations; and webpage managers taking Accessibility Basics for the Web training before given access to Drupal.

Leads: Human Resources and University Information Technology, via the ESM and LMS teams