Disability Services

Mission Statement:

disability services

Disability Services provides assistance to all qualified students with disabilities, whether they are physical, psychiatric or educational. You are required to register with the office and identify your needs in order to be eligible for academic adjustments. All services are based on individual needs. We are here to help you reach your academic goals.

Disability Awareness Month is the Month of October

Come Celebrate with Disability and Counseling Services Events:

  • October 24th 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball Demo and Skills Challenge (more information here)
  • October 27th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. "Debt of Honor Movie" Michael Carter and Disability Servicees (Building Eight Stage)

Contact Information

Building 10, Room 10424
Disability Services Phone: 937-512-5113
Public Videophone: 937-701-6784

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Disability Services Testimonial

Jammie Schneider recounts her story of fulfilling her dream to go to college with the support of the disability services department at Sinclair Community College.

Eligibility Criteria

An eligible person with a disability:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Can meet the essential requirements for participation in a program with or without accommodations

Students are eligible for disability services if they:

  • Produce the required documentation (see below) of their disability
  • Self-identify their need for accommodations

How to Get Started

Getting started with our department takes only three easy steps:

1. Apply

You must apply with the department in order to receive services. You can do this by:

  • Calling the department at 937-512-5113 (V) or 937-701-6784 (TTY)
  • Visiting the department office on Sinclair’s Dayton Campus
  • E-mailing the Disability Services Manager, Alicia Schroeder

You must provide documentation verifying your disability. Click on the links below to download versions of the departmental forms. Completed forms can be returned to the Disability Services office.

  • Disability Verification Form:  Click here for a downloadable Disability Verification Form.
  • Counseling Intake Form: Click here for a downloadable Counseling Intake form.

2. Meet with a Counselor

After applying, you will be scheduled for an intake appointment with a Disability Services Counselor.

3. Request Services

This can be done by seeing your counselor during the first week of the semester with your course schedule. You must request services for each term individually. *Academic adjustments such as audio textbooks and computer adaptations may take significant lead time to be ready in time for effective use. To expedite the request for Audio Textbooks & Adaptive Furniture please click the links below and submit the form to Matthew.Striet@sinclair.edu.

  • Audio Book Request: Click here to complete an Audio Book Request.
  • Adaptive Furniture Request: Click here to complete a Adaptive Furniture Request for classes.

4. Read and Write Gold Literacy Software

Read&Write Gold literacy software makes the web, documents and files more accessible - any time, any place, and on any platform or device. It's great for people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties, or anyone whose first language isn't English.

From reading on-screen text aloud to researching and checking written work, Read&Write makes lots of everyday tasks easier. It’s a big confidence booster for anyone who needs a little extra help with their reading and writing, at school or in the workplace.

Steps to Install

  • Visit the link http://apps.sinclair.edu/rwgold/
  • You will be asked to enter your Tartan ID and Password
  • Select either the Windows or Mac version
  • Click on the install Link

If you need any assistance please contact Matt Striet at the email listed here Matthew.Striet@sinclair.edu or by phone 937-512-5113.