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Policy Concerning Students with Disabilities

Indiana Tech adheres to the Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the institution’s classes or facilities. Indiana Tech has made reasonable modifications in policies, practices, procedures and/or facilities when such modifications were necessary, to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals. The director of Office of Student Success has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination and accommodation requirements of these laws.

Indiana Tech celebrates diversity by promoting independence and educational opportunities for persons with disabilities within the institution; promoting positive images of persons with disabilities within our community; promoting positive educational experiences for faculty, staff and students. The university encourages inclusive education by providing opportunities for accommodations and by facilitating services for persons with disabilities.

Disability does not equate with inability. Our mission is to provide the means for otherwise qualified students to overcome the consequences of their impairment. Our efforts are directed toward enabling students to achieve their academic goals by aug- menting their existing strengths and abilities. Our intention is to coordinate the efforts of the students with those of the involved agencies to maintain the highest level of academic achievement and personal independence.

All members of the faculty and staff are required by federal law to be aware of and adhere to the basic policies and procedures pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Questions and comments should be directed to the Director of Office of Student Success.

The university will provide auxiliary aids and services* where possible to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided the same opportunities as our students without disabilities.

If you are in need of auxiliary aids or services, please notify the director of Office of Student Success. Additionally, if you believe that this policy has been violated by any employee of the university, please contact the director of Office of Student Success. Complaints will be promptly acknowledged and investigated with the purpose of equitable resolution.

* “Auxiliary aids and services” includes qualified interpreters, note takers, written materials, assistive listening devices, qualified readers, taped texts, audio recordings, large print materials, acquisition or modification of equipment or devices and other similar devices and actions.