Student Support

Miami University has a variety of resources available to assist students. These resources can be helpful for all students, regardless of accommodation needs. Our hope is that all Miami University students will take advantage of the various resources available so they can make the most of their college education.

How could assistive technology benefit me if I don't have a disability?

Would you like to have software that reads text to you? What about a program that allows your computer to type the words that you speak? You can also use technology to ensure access for others. Check out some examples of Assistive Technology (AT), including Read&Write and mobile apps that help with note-taking. Providing software free of charge is one of the ways Miami assists students.

Accommodations

Students at a classroom table looking at their laptops

Miami's Miller Center for Student Disability Services (MCSDS) provides a number of support services and reasonable accommodations to qualified students with physical, medical, psychological, and learning disabilities on the Oxford campus.

To be eligible for accommodations, individuals must self-disclose disability information to MCSDS and may be asked to provide documentation from a qualified professional supporting the accommodation request. All students are expected to meet with the director or a staff member of MCSDS, to complete an intake interview and finalize registration with MCSDS prior to the delivery of accommodations.

Libraries

Do you visit the library often? Miami has Accessible Technology stations with various tools available for student use.

Center for Information Management (CIM) Lab, King Library 112
Open computer lab.  A list of hours can be found on the Center for Information Management (CIM) website.  The software described below is available in the CIM.  The CIM staff will be happy to assist you.

Book scanners
B.E.S.T., King Library, and the Art and Architecture library have KIC book scanners available for faculty who need to quickly scan pages from books. KIC scanners will email a .PDF file that will then need to be made accessible using Adobe Acrobat Pro.

MovieCaptioner
A captioning software that will loop video 4 seconds at a time to make captioning easier. It also has many other features to support the addition of captions to digital video. MovieCaptioner is available in the CIM lab.

Adobe Acrobat Pro
Available in CIM, use Adobe Acrobat Pro to make .PDF files accessible.

Accessible workstation
Located along the north wall in our public computing area, this workstation has JAWS, Read&Write, and NVDA installed.

Questions about Library resources? Contact Katie Gibson via email or call 513-529-0190.

Assistive Technology

Whether or not you have documented accommodations, assistive technology can help you get the most from your studies. Would you like to have software that reads the text to you? What about a program that allows you to talk to the computer and type? Along with various mobile apps, you can take advantage of free tools available to Miami students. You might not be aware that even your PC or Mac provides built-in technology with various forms of assistance at your fingertips. Discover how assistive technology can help you.

Report a Grievance

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that the University provides an equitable environment, and a variety of helpful resources are available for anyone who has a grievance against a fellow student, faculty, or staff member. All discrimination issues are dealt with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved and act as a resource for all members of the university community.

If a student feels that they have not received appropriate accommodations, they are encouraged to contact the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity at 513 529-7157 to discuss the matter and pursue a resolution.