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INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATIONAL EQUALITY

professor, where it will find its way to the

student who initially requested the help.

The Disability Services webpage

(ius.edu/disabilityservices

) is available

for consultation for those seeking more

information about the programs and

activities offered on campus. Doug

Denton, Coordinator of the Student

Development Center, stated that the page

is in the process of receiving multiple

updates, including the development of a

user-friendly interface, the improvement

of mobile accessibility, and the creation

of a Student Development Center tab for

students needing assistance with exams.

Matt Springer, Coordinator of Disability

Services, explained that the university is

also carrying out a feasibility study of the

elevators to determine if any upgrades are

necessary.

Indiana University Southeast works

diligently to ensure every student’s

journey towards a degree is an enjoyable

one. Sophisticated facilities like the

Adaptive Technology Center have

made equal educational opportunity a

reality for Grenadiers with disabilities.

Multiple departments, from faculty to IT

Services, are in constant collaboration

with students so that all may achieve

academic excellence. The Office of

Disability Services has made it clear that

the comfortable accessibility of quality

educational services and resources is a

right that is to be enjoyed by all students,

no matter the hurdle.

Along with the many steps taken by

Disability Services to improve the

learning experience of students with

visual impairments, special assistance for

those with hearing difficulties is offered,

too. Sign language interpreters can be

provided upon request. Traditional

note-taking assistance is available for

students who prefer this method. If

sought, professors will locate a classmate

willing to be the designated note-taker

for the student requesting assistance. The

note-taker will then be provided with a

carbonless notebook free of charge. This

notebook allows the student to take notes

as usual, while the page below creates

an imprinted copy of the top page. The

student then gives the copy sheet to the

The Office of

Disability Services

has made it clear

that the comfortable

accessibility of

quality educational

services and

resources is a right

that is to be enjoyed

by all students, no

matter the hurdle.