At Al-Quds University, we strongly believe in creating an inclusive educational environment for all of our students. Our Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) plays a crucial role in bringing this vision to life, ensuring equal access and opportunities for all students, regardless of their physical or learning disabilities.
Our DSS Office is a comprehensive resource center that caters to the needs of students with disabilities. It provides a wide array of accommodations and services designed to reduce barriers and promote the inclusion, participation, and success of students with disabilities in all aspects of university life.
The office adopts a holistic and individualized approach, understanding that each student has unique needs. Services provided include but are not limited to academic adjustments and auxiliary aids, such as sign language interpreters, note-taking services, and alternative format textbooks. These accommodations are aimed at ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access to the University’s educational programs, services, and activities.
Moreover, the DSS Office is involved in disability awareness and advocacy initiatives. These activities aim to foster a more inclusive culture across campus and raise awareness about the challenges and potentials of students with disabilities.
DSS staff also work closely with faculty and staff to ensure they are well-equipped to teach and support students with disabilities. This is achieved through training and professional development initiatives that promote inclusive teaching strategies and practices.
The DSS Office believes in the power of partnership and collaboration and works with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. These include academic departments, student services, campus facilities, and community disability organizations.
At Al-Quds University, the DSS Office is more than just a support service. It is a testament to our commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunities for all. Through its activities and services, the DSS Office plays a pivotal role in promoting a university experience that is enriching, accessible, and fair for every student.