Department for Disability Access and Advising

The Department for Disability Access and Advising (D2A2) provides accommodations and services for 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.

Mission

The Department for Disability Access and Advising at Indiana University of PennsylvaniaOur mission is to enhance quality and provide a platform for the inclusion of IUP students with disabilities, and others experiencing lengthier temporary disabilities, towards fully engaging in the university and its programs.

We strive to ensure a fair and accessible learning environment where students with disabilities are able to succeed based on their own efforts and initiatives. We achieve this by working to reduce competitive disadvantages and environmentalbarriers that affect learning. Our faculty and staff work with and advise students, faculty, and other university personnel to coordinate accommodations for students that are compliant with federal legislation. Our faculty and staff also advise and educate the university to encourage an accessible institutional environment.

Vision

Our vision is a university that exceeds accessibility compliance: one that enhances the integration and success of persons with disabilities, and a campus-wide culture of access.

D2A2: "Our students have Determination and Desire to Learn; we assist by providing Access and Advising for higher education."


Accessible ADA campus map

Visit University Map, Directions, and Parkingfor the most up-to-date accessible ADA guides/maps of campus locations.

Advising
Students are considered primarily responsible for managing their progress towards graduation. Academic advisement is a vital support in this process.

Labyrinth Center for Autism Spectrum Support

Additional support for IUP's students with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis can be obtained through the Labyrinth Center, which provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to support such students as they build relationships, gain independence, experience academic success, and graduate from IUP with the professional and personal skills needed to embark on a fulfilling life and career. For more information, contact the Labyrinth Center.

News

Doyle Recognized with 2021 Coppler Disability Awareness Award

The recipient of the 2021 Coppler Disability Awareness Award is Brianna Doyle, a PhD student in IUP’s English program for Composition and Applied Linguistics.

Membership in Honor Society for College Students with Disabilities

Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society was established to recognize high-achieving students with disabilities who are attending college and universities as undergraduate or graduate students. If you meet the criteria for DAPi  membership, and are interested in joining this semester, please contact us.

2021 Coppler Disability Awareness Award Nominations

The Coppler Award honors and gives recognition to an IUP student (undergraduate or graduate) who has displayed exemplary and creative contributions within the past academic year (beyond the requisites of their major) toward disability awareness, advocacy, accessibility, support, and/or education.

Free Virtual Career Fair for Job Seekers with Disabilities, March 23

Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship? Bender Consulting Services (based out of Pittsburgh) is holding a Virtual Career Fair for job seekers with disabilities on March 23, 2021.

Free Virtual Career Fair for Job Seekers with Disabilities, November 10

Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship? Bender Consulting Services (based out of Pittsburgh) is holding a Virtual Career Fair for job seekers with disabilities on November 10, 2020.

Events