University is committed to providing accessible programs, services and activities.
Please note: Kutztown University Does Not Provide
Diagnostic Testing To Determine a Disability
Physical Access, Mobility Training and Orientation
Arrangements are made to ensure that
classrooms are in accessible locations. It is important that
mobility impaired students declare their disability and notify the
Disability Services Office of any problems with access at least four weeks
prior to the first day of instruction to avoid difficulties in providing access. Mobility
orientation for students with visual impairments is provided by The
Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services of Pennsylvania. Students need to contact their
office at (570) 826-2361 or 1-866-227-4163 to arrange for mobility orientation.
Taped Textbooks and Large Print Materials
The Provider of Services will assist students
in arranging for textbooks on tape. Please refer to the
Procedures for Obtaining Alternative Texts link to the
left on this webpage for alternatives.
The Rohrbach Library houses a number of assistive
technology devices for use by students with disabilities. The
Assistive Technology Center is located in RL 207. The Center
is equipped with a Reading Edge machine which reads printed material
using voice output, two closed-circuit TV’s to enlarge images for
individuals with visual impairments, a microfilm reader for the
visually impaired, three PC's and three color printers.
Technology available includes Zoomtext, Jaws, Arkenstone's Open Book
scanning softwre and Akenstone's Wynn Wizard. A teletype (TTY) for the
hearing impaired is also available. The library may be
contacted at 610–683-4480. A Braille Printer and the Tiger
Embosser which creates tactile graphics, are available in Program on
Visual Impairment in the College of Education, Beekey
Alternative Testing Methods
Students with disabilities have the right to be evaluated based solely on their abilities. If an
evaluation method has a negative impact due to a student’s
disability, the university will seek reasonable alternatives. These may include
oral testing, alternative assessment, extended test times and/or testing done in a
are provided for students whose disabilities dictate assistance with
note taking in class.
upload their notes to D2L. Note
takers are required to upload notes within 24 hours of the class.
The student’s receiving notes have the responsibility to
download their notes in a
Recording of lecture material is considered a reasonable accommodation
for students whose disabilities dictate assistance in
Students using this accommodation sign a contract agreeing not to
share the tapes and this would be discussed in detail during one's
Readers and Scribes
Readers and scribes are provided to
assist with exams for students eligible for such
accommodations. Students are encouraged to arrange for testing
accommodations with their professors. However, facilities, readers, scribes and
proctors may be arranged by contacting Disability Services at 610-683-4108
3 to 5 days before an exam.
Interpreter services need to be requested at least
four weeks prior to the first day of instruction. The university cannot guarantee that interpreter
services will be available on the first day of instruction for those students who choose to apply for services later
than four weeks prior to the first day of instruction. However,
every effort will be made to have interpreter services available to
students as soon as possible. Students with hearing impairments may
contact the Office of Disability Services at (610) 683-4108 or TDD for
the hearing impaired at (610) 683-4499.
Communication with Individuals Who Have Hearing or
A TTY (teletype) is available in the library for
communication with hearing impaired individuals. Call Pennsylvania’s Speech-to-Speech Relay Service
(1-800-229-5746) for infrequent mediated phone conversations.
If a student with a disability needs assistance
with class registration, s/he should contact the Director of Disability Services,
Room 215, Stratton Administration Building, 610-683-4108. Priority
registration is available for those students with disabilities who
have a documented need for this service. The need for priority
registration is assessed on a case-by-case basis by the ADA