OFFICE FOR STUDENTS
Crawford Center | 200 Glasgow Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
(814) 732-2462 voice/tty
FAX (814) 732-2866
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity education institution and employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation and disability in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADEA and the ADA.
For information or assistance regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and used by persons with a disability, contact the, Office for Students with Disabilities at the Crawford Center (814-732-2462 V/TTY).
For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact Ms. Valerie O. Hayes, J. D. Director of Social Equity, / University Title IX Coordinator, 207 Reeder Hall, 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16444 (814-732-2167). Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
ERRORS: To report broken links, inaccurate information, updates, or suggestions on the Office of Students with Disabilities web pages, please send an email to Kimberly Kennedy
Edinboro University prides itself on accessibility for individuals with disabilities by educating the campus community on the importance of accessibility and universal design in facility and curriculum planning wherever possible. The concept of universal design in higher education strives to shift the focus of the paradigm from developing special strategies or accommodations for a few, to good design for many. This may be applied to physical or instructional design.
Our picturesque 585 acre campus boasts facilities which are accessible to our community members and guests. While the standards set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act set a minimum threshold for designing buildings, Edinboro has grown to expand universal design of the physical environment in many of its recent renovation and construction projects. Here are some highlights of accessibility and universal design at Edinboro:
- Clearly identified crosswalks, identified by curb cuts and transitional material differences
- Ramps, elevators, to access to all campus facilities
- Covered, elevated bridge to link two sides of campus to reduce vehicular-pedestrian travel conflicts
- Automatic, proximity or remote door opening devices
- Accessible classroom, laboratory, meeting and extra-curricular facilities
OFFICE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
IN THE NEWS AND MEDIA:
Going Above and Beyond ADA Compliance: Edinboro University and STANLEY Security Expand Accessibility for Students with Disabilities (Campus Safety Magazine, October 2014) CLICK HERE
Edinboro University celebrates service to students with disabilities
(Erie Times-News, December 6, 2014) CLICK HERE
Leader of national disabilities group to speak at Edinboro University dinner (Erie Times-News, December 4, 2014) CLICK HERE
College Accessibility: A Case Study (Paralyzed Veterans of America) CLICK HERE
College Success for Students with Disabilities by Chris Wise Tiedemann CLICK HERE
Edinboro University Recognized for Services for Students with Disabilities (GoErie) CLICK HERE
Secretary of Labor Hearthway visits Edinboro (News release: PA.gov, 10/2013) CLICK HERE
Office for Students with Disabilities Services (Robin Swoboda Show,Cleveland:Fox 8)CLICK HERE