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Disability Services

Access and support services for success


The Office of Disability Services’ (ODS) primary mission is to ensure access for students with disabilities to all curricular and co-curricular opportunities offered by Austin Peay State University.

Who is eligible for assistance?

A “person with a disability” is someone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. A person is considered to be a person with a disability if he/she has a disability, has a record of a disability or is regarded as having a disability.

The following is a non-inclusive list of disabilities:


ODS coordinates reasonable accommodations, such as:

University and Community Awareness

The ODS sponsors disability awareness programs throughout the year in an effort to promote an inclusive community. Program information is available on the ODS website at: www.apsu.edu/disability/announcements.

Note-Taker Program

The ODS utilizes volunteer note-takers to fill note-taking requests in classes.  Check your APSU email to see if a note-taker is needed in one of your classes.

Alternative Format & Assistive Technology Orientation Program

The alternative format program provides books and materials in an alternative format such as eText, Daisy, MP3, Braille, tactile graphics and more. The assistive technology program offers individual and group orientation to the various assistive technology software and devices available through ODS and APSU.

The ODS serves as a liaison to areas such as: