Help for Online Students during Pregnancy Complications

It’s been some time since we last checked in with Terry Watson, disability contact liaison for Penn State World Campus students. Recently, a new provision has been added to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that may impact World Campus students who are pregnant. Half of our student population is female, and those women who…

How to Navigate Courses if You Have a Disability: JooYoung Seo’s Student Perspective

I’m Sonya Woods, an accessibility consultant for Penn State’s World Campus Learning Design. Part of my job is working with instructional designers and instructional production specialists to help them design course content that works well for students with disabilities, including blindness. Since I work with design staff and our students are at a distance, I…

4 Ways We’re Making Online Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities

By Sonya Woods, Accessibility Consultant with Penn State World Campus At Penn State World Campus, we want all our students to have a great learning experience. Part of our focus with course design is keeping in mind students with disabilities, whether they are vision-impaired, hearing-impaired, or have cognitive disabilities such as ADHD. And designing to…

Attend a Federal Employment Webinar

Are you interested in an internship or career in federal government? To get good advice on beginning a career in federal service register for the free Pathways to Federal Employment webinar on Wednesday, February 13. The Pathways Programs work to offer federal internships and careers for students and recent graduates and provide training and career…

What You Need to Know About Disability Services

Hello Penn Staters! Did you know that World Campus has support services for students with disabilities? There are often many questions and concerns about the services offered, so I thought I would spend some time addressing three of the most common ones. Question 1: Is information about my disability available on my student record? Who…

Disability Awareness Month

Welcome to the 2012 Disability Awareness Month “Diversability.” October is Disability Awareness Month at Penn State. The theme of the month is “Diversability,” which emphasizes the varying abilities and talents of people with disabilities. The intent of the Diversability events is to promote an atmosphere where individuals are comfortable discussing and exploring questions about accessibility,…