The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at George Mason University is designed to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities to ensure access to all university courses, programs, events, and services. All student accommodations must be arranged through this office.
Learning Services provides a variety of experience based learning opportunities through which students explore a wide range of academic concerns. Study skills workshops and individual study skills counseling provide learning experiences to improve academic skills. The Certificate in Academic Skills Program provides a structured, yet individualized program of study to develop academic skills. The Academic Counseling Program provides individual support to students with learning differences such as attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities. The Tutor Referral Program maintains a roster of undergraduate and graduate students available to provide fee-for-service tutoring assistance. Learning Services staff are available to consult with faculty and staff regarding student learning needs.
The Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) operates under the Office of Equity & Diversity Services, reporting directly to the ADA Coordinator. The ATI works collaboratively with other units within the Mason community to develop and coordinate implementation of a university-wide plan to ensure equivalent access for individuals with disabilities to information technology and communications. This is achieved through the use of adaptive equipment and the provision of technical assistance to all university departments/units. It is also designed to provide access to assistive technology consultations, training, and equipment/software to all students and employees with disabilities.
The ATI also provides conversion of hard copy text (textbooks, class handouts, etc.) into an accessible electronic format for students and employees with print disabilities.
The ATI works collaboratively with University Libraries, the Instructional Design Team, the Office of Disability Services, and the Office of Distance Education to provide accessible media services (i.e., captioning, audio description) to individuals with sensory impairments.
The university libraries have a variety of services and policies designed to ensure comparable access to all library services. Check this site for details.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at George Mason University provides American Sign Language interpreting services for eligible students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing that are registered with the ODS. These same services are also available for faculty, staff and campus events.
Is your assistive technology not working with a particular Mason website or software application? We want to hear about any technology access issues you may be having. Contact Us for questions.