Ball State exceeds ADA expectations

Recently, Ball State University’s Disabled Student Development department and Facilities Planning and Management were recognized for going above and beyond the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act to accommodate the university’s disabled students.  The university, located in Muncie, Indiana, landed a spot in the top 75 universities to meet and exceed ADA expectations.

Director of Disabled Student Development Larry Markle stated, “Ball State has a long standing tradition and history of providing access for those with disabilities…There are roughly 600 students who receive some type of service for Disabled Student Development”.  In addition, Markel said that BSU was uncommon in that their retention rate for students with disabilities is the same as students without disabilities.

Some features of the university that are helpful to disabled students include modified restrooms, a lift equipped shuttle students can call to pick them up and take them directly to their destination, an adaptive technology computer lab and a power wheel chair soccer team.

If you or someone you know needs to file for long-term disability benefits, contact the Indiana long-term disability filing attorneys of Hankey Law Office P.C. at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your rights.