Student Accessibility Services: Disability Services for Students (Formerly ACCESS)

Founded in 1979, Student Accessibility Services at Tri-C serves more than 1,500 individuals annually. Student Accessibility Services supports students and visitors with disabilities at any Tri-C  campus, site or location and in any online course. Common disability types include learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, sensory limitations, mental health conditions, physical mobility conditions and chronic health issues. All matters related to a person’s disability are kept confidential.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides classroom accommodations and support for Tri-C students with disabilities. Once a student completes the online registration form on the SAS website, an intake appointment will be scheduled for the student to meet with a student advisor. To qualify for services, the student must provide documentation to establish that a disability exists and will substantially limit their ability to participate in the educational process without reasonable accommodations. Students with disabilities are encouraged to begin the process well in advance of the start of the semester to allow ample time for any follow-up and to ensure delivery of accommodations. However, students can apply for services at any time during the semester.

Typical academic disability accommodations include extended time for testing, assistive technology, sign language interpreters, disability advising, advocacy and referral to appropriate College programs and community agencies. The Student Accessibility Services program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the State of Ohio and Tri-C.

For more information, visit or call the Student Accessibility Services office on your campus:

Brunswick Univ. Center 216-987-5793
Eastern Campus  216-987-2052
Metropolitan Campus 216-987-4344
Western Campus 216-987-5079
Westshore Campus 216-987-3900

Students using Sorenson Video Relay can call 216-223-6181. Please identify which campus the student will be attending.