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

About us

Student Accessibility Services believes in providing an equitable, inclusive, and accessible educational experience for students at Juniata with documented disabilities. Academic 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're here to ensure that anyone with a disability-"a physical, cognitive or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities"-has equal access and opportunity

We serve a variety of conditions. There is no comprehensive list of disabilities, but these are a list of some we serve.

  • Learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia)
  • Mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, ocd, bipolar)
  • Chronic health conditions (gastrointestinal, migraines, diabetes, epilepsy)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (Aspergers, ASD)
  • Deaf and hearing impaired
  • Blind and visually impaired
  • Physical and mobility (cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Neurological conditions
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Temporary Injuries

Meet the team 

Patty Klug

Patty Klug

Director of Student Accessibility Services & Academic Coaching

Phone: 814-641-5840
Email: klugp@juniata.edu
Office: Founders Hall 213
Patty's Biography

Venus Leidy

Venus Leidy

Testing and Accessibility Coordinator

Phone: 814-641-5316
Email: leidyv@juniata.edu
Office: Beeghly Library, 2nd floor
Venus's Biography