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Disability Services

It is the intention of Point Park University to provide appropriate, reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. All campus accommodations are coordinated through the Center for Student Success, located on the 5th floor of the West Penn Building. 

Point Park University’s disability services include:

  • Helping students to understand their rights and responsibilities
  • Clarifying University policies and procedures for requesting accommodations
  • Working with students to determine reasonable accommodations
  • Facilitating the provision of accommodations within the University
  • Helping students to adjust and solve problems
  • Identifying helpful University and community resources
  • Providing proctored exam services for students with exam accommodations
  • Providing support for students with temporary impairments

The coordinator of disability services determines reasonable accommodations for students on a case-by-case basis.  Accommodations correlate with the functional limitations and individual needs of students. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • Course exams with accommodations
  • Use of assistive technology
  • Free photocopying of lecture notes
  • Emergency evacuation assistance
  • Alternate format for instructional materials
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Classroom locations that maximize physical access
  • Housing and dining policy modifications

For more information on registering for disability services please go to the Registering for Disability Services page or contact the disability services coordinator.

Contact Information

Brad Thompson
Disability Services
Center for Student Success
Point Park University
West Penn Building., 5th floor
Pittsburgh, PA  15222
412-392-8077
disabilities@pointpark.edu

Accessible University Vehicle

One accessible vehicle equipped with a lift for easy wheelchair access is available for requested transportation to and from various locations such as the Pittsburgh Playhouse and other University sponsored services. To request this vehicle and/or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jan Pekar, director of transportation and administrative services, at 412-392-3495.

Resource for Students Transitioning to Higher Education

Have a disability and not sure what to expect for college? Going to College has great information on how to succeed as a college student with a disability.

Students making the transition from high school to post-secondary education may find helpful information in “Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities,” a pamphlet prepared by the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

Photo by Victoria A. Mikula, junior mass communication major