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Adapted Programs

Adapted recreational sports offers a wide variety of accommodations for members. For a complete explanation of services or to arrange for services, please contact Adapted Recreational Sports at ars@osu.edu or (614) 688-3693 with any questions.


Adapted Age Group and Camps

Visual Impairments
  Close to instructor in instructional programs
  Extra staff or inclusion specialist to assist*
  Visual cues

Physical Impairments
  Frequent breaks
  Alternate transportation/wheelchair provided*
  Adapt activity to focus on participant's abilities
  PAL lift at pool
  Zero entry at pool* 

Hearing Impairments
  Audio cues
  Sign language*
  Cue cards
  Instructor demonstration of skills
  Whistles/microphones*

*Must contact us to receive this assistance.


Adapted Aquatics

Visual Impairments
  Assistance is offered to locker room, to pool, back to locker room and to Welcome Center (assistance reservation required)

Physical Impairments
  PAL lift - access to all pools including spa
  Zero entry (assistance reservation required, only applicable to the class pool)

Hearing Impairments
  Read lap rules and etiquette before swimming to know what lifeguards expect

For adapted aquatic information, contact us at ars@osu.edu or (614) 688-3693


Adapted Fitness Classes

Please be sure to contact adapted recreational sports before any fitness class to discuss your specific needs so we can best serve you.   

Visual Impairments
  Placement at front of class
  Visual cues

Physical Impairments
  PAL chair lift at pool

Hearing Impairments
  Adjust microphone/music ratio
  Placement in front row
  Demonstration of skills 


Adapted Intramural Sports

Please contact adapted recreational sports at (614) 688-3693 or ars@osu.edu to discuss your specific needs to enjoy Intramurals! 


Adapted Outdoor Adventure/Adapted Indoor Climbing

Visual Impairments
  Visual cues for climbing wall, kayaking/canoeing, hiking/backpacking

Physical Impairments
  Harnesses for climbing
  Tandem (partner) canoeing/kayaking
  Outriggers for stability
  Accessible hiking/backpacking trails

Hearing Impairments
  Audio cues for climbing wall, kayaking/canoeing, hiking/backpacking

*Winter sports such as tubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing can also be made accessible according to individual needs.


Sport Clubs

Please contact adapted recreational sports at (614) 688-3693 or ars@osu.edu to discuss your specific needs to enjoy sport clubs! 


Personal Training

Members with disabilities can participate in our personal training opportunities with one-on-one individualized instruction. Please contact adapted recreational sports at (614) 688-3693 or ars@osu.edu to discuss your specific needs.