At Al-Quds University, we pride ourselves on fostering an environment of inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity. Recognizing the unique needs and potential barriers that individuals with disabilities may face, we have established a comprehensive accommodation policy to ensure all students have equitable access to on-campus living arrangements.
Our university’s reasonable accommodation policy was crafted with a deep understanding of the unique requirements of students with disabilities. It doesn’t merely align with compliance mandates; it embodies our commitment to the welfare, comfort, and success of all students, embracing the spirit of equality and inclusion.
We have meticulously designed our on-campus accommodations to meet an array of needs. We strive to eliminate potential barriers by making necessary modifications, such as adjusted room furnishings, accessible room entrances, specialized alert systems for students with hearing impairments, and other personalized adaptations.
In recognition of the financial implications these modifications can entail, we have allocated adequate funding to ensure these needs are met. Our dedicated team and the Disability Support Services (DSS) office collaborate to assess the individual requirements of each student and strategize the best approaches to meet these needs.
Confidentiality and discretion are pillars of our policy. All information related to a student’s disability is handled with utmost sensitivity, adhering strictly to privacy standards.
Importantly, we believe that an inclusive university environment is a collective responsibility. We encourage our students to actively participate in university life, making suggestions and voicing concerns that may enhance our accessibility initiatives. The input of our students is invaluable; their unique perspectives allow us to continually innovate and improve our services. We see our students not merely as beneficiaries of our policies but as partners in shaping an accessible, inclusive university community.
At Al-Quds University, we strive to ensure that every student, regardless of their physical abilities, finds a supportive, accommodating, and vibrant living and learning environment. We are committed to making our campus a place where everyone can thrive and contribute meaningfully to university life.