The University provides a number of support services for all students and encourages them to utilize these resources to support their educational goals. These services include:
Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office
U.S. Department of Education
Below are web sites that have useful information about disabilities and teaching individuals with disabilities:
Association on Higher Education And Disabilities
ADA Basic Building Blocks
This is an introductory web course on the Americans with Disabilities Act. It focuses on the legal aspects of ADA and the spirit of ADA. This is a free course.
Access E-Learning (AEL) is a ten-module tutorial that is a resource for those seeking to make their distance education accessible for individuals with disabilities. AEL offers information on the most common needs in distance education, and provides instruction in techniques that will enhance the usability of online materials for all students. This is a free course.
In Their Shoes
In Their Shoes is an on-line training program for faculty and staff. It utilizes flash technology to provide an understanding of the responsibilities under the ADA and provides a glimpse of what it might be like to walk in the shoes of an individual with a disability. This is free and takes approximately 15 minutes.
The Ohio State Partnership Grant
The Ohio State Partnership Grant offers brochures and training to support the inclusive education of students with disabilities in higher education.
The following university’s policies or public resources were reviewed and utilized to develop these web pages. Some of the language excerpts have been taken directly from the text.
Boston University, Drexel University, Germanna Community College, eGorge Mason University, Longwood University, Marymount University, Old Dominion University, The Policy Book: Guidance for Disability Service Providers (2000) LRP Publications 215-784-0860, Temple University, Tidewater Community College, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth, and Virginia Tech University