Many people do not know what to say or how to act when they meet someone with a disability. Please see our information on disability etiquette. Some topics included are:
- general rules of etiquette
- disability vs. handicap
- conversation etiquette
Check our useful tools and apps to make academic information more accessible and easy to use. College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students contains additional valuable resources.
Suggestions on Teaching
When teaching a student with any disability, remember, you are the model for the students in your class in how you respond to the student with the disability.
- Students with chronic illness or pain
- Students with physical disabilities
- Students who are blind or have a visual disabilities
- Students who are deaf or hearing impaired
Broken bones, surgery and other unexpected mishaps may cause a student to be temporarily disabled. Please follow the guidelines listed in the Temporary Disabilities page.
Learning Commons in Falvey
2nd floor, 610-519-5176
The Office of Learning Support Services, in conjunction with faculty, provides reasonable academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Students with learning disabilities, other neurologically based disorders, and those disabled by chronic illnesses requesting assistance with academic concerns and/or accommodations should contact the office. Students with concerns about specific learning difficulties and strategies are welcome.