“Accessibility allows us to tap into everyone’s potential.” 
― Debra Ruh

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About us 

Student Accessibility Services believes in providing an equitable, inclusive, and accessible educational experience for students at Juniata with documented disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are made on an individualized and flexible basis. We believe that environments can pose a barrier to an individual with disabilities; and therefore we strive to both transform the environment while also providing necessary accommodations for needs in the existing environment. We also partner with staff and faculty to encourage students to discover their diverse strengths, navigate their challenges, and empower them to advocate for their academic success.

 

Who we serve

Juniata College is committed to providing equal access for all students. The Office of Student Accessibility Services follows the mandates set in place by:

  • Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act
  • Title II of American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • American with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA)

We are here to ensure that anyone with a disability, that is, "a physical, cognitive or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities," has equal opportunity to participate in all available programs.

While there is no comprehensive list of disabilities, we serve students with a variety of conditions including: 

  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health conditions
  • Chronic health conditions 
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Deaf and hearing impaired
  • Blind and visually impaired
  • Physical and mobility impaired
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Neurological conditions
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Temporary Injuries

 

Meet the team

 

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Naomi Radio 

  • Interim Director of Student Accessibility Services

Naomi Radio 

  • Interim Director of Student Accessibility Services
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  • Testing and Accessibility Coordinator

Venus Leidy  Biography →

  • Testing and Accessibility Coordinator

 

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