Below are some questions and answers about disability accommodations and services at Brescia University and the needed documentation. Note: The Office of Disability Services will assist students with disabilities in contacting the necessary offices and forwarding appropriate documentation as needed.
Brescia assists students in ordering books through Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic and works with the Kentucky Association for the Blind and Vocational Rehabilitation.
In the past several years, Brescia has served students who are wheelchair-bound, blind or visually impaired; who have learning disabilities, including dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, and dysgraphia; and who have post-traumatic syndrome, depression, or other such psychological disabilities.
The following academic accommodations have been provided by Brescia or related service agencies for students with disabilities in the past several years:
Yes, if you are eligible for Pell and CAP or other state and federal grants, these monies will be reduced. You must be a full-time student in order to receive the Kentucky Tuition grant and individual Brescia scholarships.
The Compass Center and the Fr. Leonard Alvey Library have computers with large screen and the Kurzweil-3000 program which allows for text-to-voice and voice-to text recognition. The Curriculum Resource Center also has Read Write Gold installed on its computers. Textbooks can be ordered through Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic at a minimal cost ($100 a year in 2008-09).
Brescia University does not offer any scholarships/grants specifically for students with disabilities, but you should check with Vocational Rehabilitation in your area for the availability of college funds.
In accordance with Titles VI and IX, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Age Discriminations in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Brescia University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.
All academic buildings and the Campus Center meet the requirements for disability accessibility. Housing accommodations are also available. For more information regarding academic accommodations, please contact the Academic Dean. For more information regarding non-academic accommodations, please contact the Dean of Students.