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Designing for Accessibility

Tips, tricks for Universal Design, Design for All


Disability Accommodations

If you are a student with a documented disability (chronic medical, physical, learning, or psychological) requiring reasonable academic accommodations, you must contact Disability Services (located in Ahmanson 205, telephone 310-846-2554) before you need any accommodations. Retroactive accommodations are not provided, so please be sure to make your request early in the semester. All discussions will remain confidential.

Student Health and Wellness Center

The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) is available for all currently enrolled students if any medical or counseling need should arise. Medical services include acute, chronic and preventive care which includes sick visits, physical exams, lab work, and immunizations.

Therapeutic counseling services are offered Free and Confidential to all enrolled students. Common topics include generalized anxiety, depression, social anxiety, adjustment, and relationship concerns. When a student is in significant emotional distress or experiencing a crisis, we also have same-day appointments available.

The SHWC is located on the first floor of Ahmanson, room 107; hours of operation are 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made in person or by calling 310-846-5738. In a life-threatening emergency, students should call 9-1-1 and Campus Safety and Security: (310) 665-6965.

*As a reminder, the Student Health and Wellness Center does not provide excuse notes for missing class.

SLC Tutoring

The Student Learning Center (SLC) seeks to provide Otis' diverse student population with the support tools they need in order to grow as individuals, scholars, and artists. Support is offered by peer writing consultants and tutors to assist students in improving their academic performance.

  • Schedule a tutor online
  • Location: Library, room 100 E
  • SLC Assistant Director: Dr. Lorinda Toledo (

Web Guides

Coming soon:

  • Style Guide for
  • Help with LibGuides
  • How to use the accessibility checker in the new LMS

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