The following resources have been developed for faculty and staff members at IUP to provide information about working with IUP students with disabilities.
D2A2 Faculty Handbook 2018This comprehensive handbook, developed for IUP’s faculty members, provides an overview
of the Department for Disability Access and Advising (D2A2) policies, procedures, and information about working with students with our most commonly represented disabilities.
Sample Acccommodations Statement for SyllabiThe is a sample statement which D2A2 recommends that
professors include in their syllabi in order to inform students with disabilities about the initial steps they would need to take in order to register their disability with IUP and to make use of academic accommodations.
New Faculty Orientation HandoutThis handout, which is given to new faculty, provides information about the Department
for Disability Access and Advising, including an overview of the services that D2A2 provides, “fast facts” about D2A2, and procedures and other things to be aware of.
Resources for Developing Accessible Online Courses for Students with DisabilitiesTechnology is present in every facet of life. It
is now common in classrooms of all varieties. Technology must be accessible for all students, including those with disabilities. It is the right thing to do, as well as the law. IUP’s Instructional Design Services has developed a website with
information and resources for what you need to know about accessibility requirements and valuable tips on how to build accessibility into your online courses.
Accessible Information Technology Resources for Remote Meetings, Conferences, Trainings, and TeleworkInformation
and resources for developing more accessible remote meetings, conferences, trainings, and telework for users with disabilities.
Tips for Developing Accessible Presentations
When you deliver a lesson via a presentation, in classroom or online, you want all students in attendance to understand the points you are making. However, many instructors unintentionally erect barriers for some students. Review these tips on
how to better ensure that your class presentations are accessible for all students.
Guidelines for Planning Accessible Activities and EventsAs a state institution, IUP falls under
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires IUP to make all of its programs, services, activities, and events accessible for people with disabilities. This info guide provides information on planning activities and
events that are accessible to people with disabilities at IUP.
Activities and Access for Students with DisabilitiesThis presentation covers topics
including planning activities and events that are accessible for people with disabilities, the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act at IUP, statistics on the number of students and the types of disabilities that are served by
D2A2, and tips on interacting with people with disabilities.
Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities It can sometimes be
difficult to know how to teach, work with, or interact with individuals with disabilities, especially if you have never met an individual with a particular type of disability before. This info guide provides information and tips on how to
interact with people who have a wide variety of disabilities.
University Resources for Students with Autism Spectrum DisordersIt can be
difficult to know where to start with disability support at IUP for are a student on the autism spectrum. This info guide is designed to help with understanding the services and accommodations that are available through IUP’s Department for
Disability Access and Advising (D2A2) as well as the recommended support program that is offered by the Labyrinth Center for Autism Spectrum Support.
Career Services for Students with DisabilitiesThis presentation provides information for
faculty and staff members on career services for students with disabilities, including tips on supporting students as they consider whether and how to disclose their disability to an employer, and assisting employers and students with planning
for and determining their accommodation and access needs in the workplace. In addition, tips for interacting with people with disabilities and using person-first language is also provided.
Famous and Notable People with DisabilitiesThis handout contains a list of famous and notable people who have disabilities,
including what they are known for, where they went to college and what degrees they hold, and what types of disabilities they have. The list is divided into sections based on the following disability categories: learning disabilities; ADD/ADHD;
Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger syndrome; psychological/mental health; deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing loss; blind, visually impaired, low vision, and vision loss; physical and mobility disabilities, and health conditions.