Resources for Prospective and Current Students

  • The following resources have been developed for prospective and current IUP students to provide information and resources for navigating higher education with a disability

    • Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education
      Helpful overview from the US Department of Education about the rights and responsibilities of higher education students with disabilities.

    • University Resources for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
      It can be difficult to know where to start with disability support at IUP when you are a student on the autism spectrum. This info guide is designed to help you to understand the services and accommodations that are available to you 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.

    • Accessible ADA campus map
      A map showing the accessible ADA entrances, parking, and recommended routes throughout campus.

    • D2L (Brightspace) and Web Accessibility Information
      Web accessibility refers to how easily people with disabilities can navigate and interact with websites. IUP’s Instructional Design Services has developed a website with information and resources for how features of D2L (Brightspace Learning Environment), various web browsers, and mobile devices can be adjusted to improve access to the web for individuals with disabilities.

    • Read&Write Literacy Software
      IUP offers access to Read&Write software, the award-winning literacy support software from Texthelp. Any active IUP student can install and use Read&Write via their IUP Microsoft Office365 account.

    • Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award
      The annual Coppler Award honors and gives special recognition to an IUP student (undergraduate or graduate) who has displayed exemplary and creative contributions (beyond the requisites of their major) toward disability awareness, advocacy, accessibility, support, and/or education. Special consideration is given to students whose efforts have impacted the inclusion of people with disabilities within the IUP community.

    • Guidelines for Planning Accessible Activities and Events
      As 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.

    • Career Disability Disclosure for Individuals with Disabilities
      An info guide designed to assist you in determining how, when, and to whom you should disclose your disability during the hiring process and in the workplace.

    • Famous and Notable People with Disabilities
      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.