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Disability Services: Information for Students with Disabilities

Albright College ensures that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in its programs and activities, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and encourages qualified students to request impairment-related accommodations for which they qualify. Impairment-related academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and services are offered through the Disability Services office, which handles all requests for academic accommodations and makes referrals to other college units as needed.

The Director of Disability Services, Yuriko Beaman, is committed to providing individual assessment of student needs and promotes self-advocacy and intentional learning among students with disabilities. The department endeavors to foster independent learning by students with disabilities through a strengths-based approach and by providing faculty with consultation and resources. Impairment-related accommodations are provided to students with disabilities, while maintaining the academic standards of the college. Students, including prospective students, are encouraged to use their strengths and develop a growth mindset to nourish their commitment to lifetime learning.

Requesting Accommodations:

Students who are interested in requesting accommodations should request an accommodation packet or contact the office via phone or email.

This informative and candy-related video from SUNY’s disability services department provides an overview of services for students with disabilities in higher education.

This presentation provides tips and information on services for students who learn differently at Albright.

Students can learn more about the ADAAA and regulations for students with disabilities in higher education via the Transition Guide from the Department of Education.

Office Location and Contact Information:

The Disability Services office is located on the first floor of the Administration building, between the President’s Office and the Writing Center. The office can be reached by phone at 610-929-6639 or by email at disabilityservices@albright.edu.

Fall 2017 Office Hours (from 9/12/17 – 12/15/17)
Tuesday 9:00 – 11:00am
Thursday 1:30 – 2:30pm
Friday 9:00 –11:00am

Director’s Contact Information:

Yuriko Beaman, M.S.
Director of Disability Services
Albright College