Campus and Community Outreach
Student Disability Services is dedicated to providing information and raising awareness surrounding disability-related topics. In order to accomplish this, we participate in information fairs on campus, as well as provide presentations to various groups and the community at large. Below are descriptions of the presentations that are most commonly requested. However, we are always willing to work with individuals to customize our outreach efforts to meet their needs. Please read over the descriptions below and submit the online request form so that we can begin to work with you in raising disability awareness.
SDS / Accommodations 101:
This presentation is an overview of SDS and the KSU students we serve. It will provide information about various student disabilities as well as accommodations that are commonly approved for them. We will also provide suggestions for working with students that you believe have a disability and appropriate referrals to our office. Case studies can be included for more practical application of information provided.
Transitioning to College:
For many students, entering higher education is the first time they are primarily responsible for managing their disability. This presentation will discuss the differences in disability services and legislation between high school and college as well as address self-advocacy for students who are taking this step towards independence.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing:
This presentation provides an overview of the various types of hearing loss, the impact it has on the individual with a hearing loss, and Deaf culture. There are numerous approaches in communicating effectively with someone with a hearing loss. These will be outlined along with suggestions to consider. If you are a faculty member and you have a Deaf or Hard of Hearing student in your class utilizing accommodations such as sign language interpreters or real-time captioning in the classroom and you have questions or concerns about the role of these accommodations, then this presentation is recommended.
Request Customized Presentation:
SDS will be happy to consult with your team to create a presentation to fit your needs.