Accommodations | Inclusion
Rec Sports encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. To facilitate opportunities for people with and without disabilities to engage in leisure pursuits together, the Department of Recreational Sports provides inclusion support services, including, but not limited to:
- staff support
- interpretering services
- adaptive equipment
Adapted Recreational Sports (ARS) can accommodate various disabilities. Whether it be replacing intramural soccer balls with brightly colored ones for patrons with limited vision or adjusting the speed of instruction in aerobics classes, all student or member needs can be accommodated. These services are offered to students and members at no extra cost. To arrange for services, please fill out the form under the documents on the upper right corner of this page and return it to the Community Programs B149 or via fax to 614-292-0540. To ensure the requested accommodation, please notify the specific program/facility at least two weeks in advance. Direct accommodation questions to 614-688-3693.
Set up a one-on-one consultation with the ARS coordinator or supervisor to find out about all of the recreational opportunities available for your individual needs (Rec Sports members only, which includes fee paying students). Contact the Community Programs office to learn more.
If you contact ARS and receive an accommodation assistant, below are the expectations.
Accommodation Assistants can:
- meet you at your transportation drop-off and escort you into the building
- accompany you throughout the building
- help fill out forms and get through access control
- read directions or summarize how machines are used
- assist with any individual needs that may arise (keeping track of personal items, assisting with personal adaptive equipment)
Accommodation Assistants cannot:
- advise or physically train you
- assist in any activities in the locker room or restroom
Emotional Support Animals
If you are the owner of an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and are seeking an accommodation to allow your ESA to accompany you in our facilities, please complete a Community Programs Accommodation Request form and submit it to email@example.com. All requests will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Adapted Recreational Sports Coordinator.