Accessibility at IE

IE University strives to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually working to create a better and more inclusive learning and working environment for our community members, while also complying with regional and national regulations.

OUR PROMISE

At IE University, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all of our students, faculty, and staff. We place a high value on the diversity of our community and we continually work to foster an environment that celebrates and embraces differences. We also strongly believe that everyone deserves equal access to information, resources, and opportunities.

This website brings together all of our resources for disability-related information, procedures, and services for our community.

ACCESSIBILITY ON ALL LEVELS

For Current & Prospective Students

Discover how to request accommodations both during the application process and throughout your learning journey, and peruse other information and resources.

FOR FACULTY & STAFF

We provide resources for our faculty and staff so that they can create the most inclusive and safe environment possible at IE University.

ON CAMPUS

Discover everything you need to know about accessibility at our different on-site locations, plus some vital information about guide dogs on campus.

WHAT DOES “DISABILITY” MEAN?

To better understand what we mean when we talk about “disability,” we can break it down into three main categories:

Physical

This can include visual or hearing impairment, stammering/stuttering, dysphasia (difficulty with speech), dyspraxia (difficulty with coordination), and much more.

Learning disorders

This category includes dysgraphia/dysorthography (difficulty with written expression), dyscalculia (difficulty with numbers), and non-verbal learning disorders, among others.

Neurological/psychological

This type of disability includes neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADD/ADHD, as well as emotional-behavioral difficulties such as depression, anxiety, and more.

HOW TO TALK ABOUT DISABILITY

A key component of disability rights is using the right language and terminology to be respectful of people with disabilities. We’ve put together a quick guide to the accepted terminology surrounding this topic. Keep in mind that this guide is up to date as of July 2023 and is subject to change as language and preferences evolve.

INCLUSIVE ETIQUETTE

Beyond using the right language, the way you interact with community members with disabilities is also very important in order to make everyone feel safe, included, and respected. Check out our guide to inclusive etiquette to understand the do’s and don'ts of interacting with people with cognitive or physical disabilities. Download the etiquette guide

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