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Disability Services

Disability Services (DS) welcomes you to Otis College of Art and Design. Disability Services is responsible for providing services and determining reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities based on supporting documentation.

Disability Services is dedicated to maintaining an environment which guarantees all students with disabilities at Otis the best access possible to its educational programs, activities, and facilities.

Our goal is to enable students to fully participate in all academic, cultural, and social aspects of the educational experience at Otis.

Disability Services hopes to be a helpful resource for students, faculty and the Otis community. We welcome any suggestions you may have on how we can improve our services.

Contact Us
Carol D. Branch, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
205 Ahmanson
310-846-2554
cbranch@otis.edu

First Time Registration with Disability Services

  1. Go to the Owl Care Portal located on your Dashboard or at the diect link here.
  2. Locate the Accommodations tab on top right side of the webpage and click on the tab to begin completing the form.
  3. Upload documentation you have to support your accomodation requests - this incldues any documents from your medical provider or past documents used to access accomodations at other colleges/schools.
  4. Schedule a meeting with Disability Services (via Zoom, telephone, or in person) by email Dr. Carol Branch at cbranch@otis.edu. 
  5. Request accommodations online using Term Request
    • Requests are made numerically using the year and semester
      • 10 = Spring 
      • 20 = Summer
      • 30 = Fall
      • Example: Fall 2021 would be 202130
  6. Once accomodations have been reviewed and approved, you will be prompted to download Notification letters from the OwlCare portal - Save these in a folder on your desktop.
  7. Email your notification letters to each of your faculty you are approved to have accomodations for.
  8. Any follow up questions/concenrs? Email Dr. Carol Branch at cbranch@otis.edu 

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