Response to COVID-19 and Temporary Move to Remote Learning
Penn State Student Disability Resources is in alignment with the University’s concern over the global coronavirus outbreak. Switching to alternate forms of instruction will require us to ensure academic accommodations are provided within the spirit of federal guidelines, all the while being as flexible and creative as we can in response to this unprecedented circumstance.
As a result, Student Disability Resources will be holding all student appointments via phone beginning March 12,2020. Please call 412-675-9454 to schedule an appointment as needed. Student Disability Resources staff will be unable to meet face-to-face during this time.
Students who received accommodations from Student Disability Resources for the spring 2020 semester should continue to have access to accommodations throughout remote delivery of courses. The nature of any accommodations that were approved for spring semester 2020 in-residence courses may vary in the online format. Student Disability Resources will collaborate with faculty on the provision of accommodations specific to the online environment as needed.
If faculty have questions related to accommodations, please contact Student Disability Resources. The Student Disability Resources Exam Coordinator will be available to answer questions specific to exam accommodations.
Penn State encourages academically qualified students with disabilities to take advantage of its educational programs. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against the disabled in its admission policies, procedures or its educational programs, services and activities. No qualified student with a disability may be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of any course or course of study on the basis of disability.
Applicants to Penn State Greater Allegheny or current students who wish to request accommodations based on a disability should contact the Disability Contact Liaison, Siobhan Brooks ([email protected]), 412-675-9454, J. Clarence Kelly Library, lower level). Students requesting accommodations must complete requested intake forms and participate in an intake interview. Documentation supporting the request for accommodations must be submitted and cannot be more than three years old. Documentation is specific to the type of disability that a student has. Individual Education Plans (IEPs) from high school are not acceptable.
Additional information can be obtained on the Office of Disability Services homepage at www.equity.psu.edu/ods/.