Disability Support Services, located in 216 Pratt Hall, provides services to students with disabilities of all kinds, including learning, physical, hearing, vision, or psychological. IUP is committed to ensuring equal access to education as intended by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act.
IUP makes every effort to be accessible to students with physical disabilities, striving to provide programmatic access by moving classroom locations to provide first floor access and/or proximity to other classrooms used by the students. Students with disabilities are requested to meet with a member of the DSS staff upon entering IUP or upon onset of the disability. In turn, DSS makes every effort to discuss needs and concerns and to provide the office with documentation of the disability. After the initial semester of attendance, arrangements for early scheduling of classes can be made for students requiring accessible classes or services such as note takers or recorded books.
Disability Support Services also serves students with hearing loss or visual impairments. A DSS adviser assists in locating note takers and arranging testing accommodations. Interpreters and/or visual aides are provided through DSS or through OVR or BVS (Blind and Visual Services). DSS also assists in getting recorded textbooks through Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) or a local volunteer service, loaning four-track recorders, and arranging for test readers. Students requiring recorded textbooks, note takers, or interpreters may also utilize the early registration system provided by the office.
Located in 216 Pratt Hall, Disability Support Services is connected to Advising and Testing. Visit the Parking Services for the most up-to-date ADA guides/maps of campus locations.
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