What is the ODS

Andrea Rodriguez KTSW News The Office of Disability Service serves students with a number of disabilities including: learning disabilities, all types of physical disabilities, chronic health issues, students who are deaf and hard of hearing, visual impairment, attention deficit disorder, and that’s not exhausted list by any means. According to Texas State University’s Office of Disability Services mission, their goal is to “ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all university programs and activities.” In order to accomplish this mission they provide different types of services that accommodates each individual student’s disability need.  General Disability Specialist, Bruce Coonce, … Continue reading What is the ODS

Disabling the Disabled

Aaron Lugo KTSW News According to Art Junior Cat Cassidy, this semester, there have been some changes in the leadership of the Office of Disability Services, particularly in the way the interpreter services are run for deaf students like Cassidy. Up until this semester, the sign language interpreters have been coordinated by Linda Lovelace. This semester, the university has hired Dawne McDougall as the assistant director of disability services. For Cassidy, this change has not been a easy one, who communicates through an interpreter during her classes and daily activities. “Having an interpreter here, she’s the bridge between the two … Continue reading Disabling the Disabled

Other Side Drive In Reverse

Stephanie Perez Social Media Contributor What a beautiful week filled with culture, for not only Other Side Drive, but for Texas State! As part of the university’s Common Experience event series, A Global Odyssey, the monks of Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastry visited our Texas State campus this whole week! Our hosts, Stephanie and Reyna, had the chance to talk with Dianne McGabe, one of the professors who make Common Experience possible, about all the wonderful events going on throghout the week: including building a sand mandala at our own LBJ Student Center! You can check out some pictures from the opening ceromony and the building … Continue reading Other Side Drive In Reverse